Hi! I hope someone can give me some ideas. My daughter will be 4 In February. I know she's a bit old, but I have only recently broken her habit of having a paci. (I finally got my whole family on board.)
Now we want her to sleep in her own room. We have never been adamant about making her sleep in her bed in her own room, but we simply can't stand it anymore! Usually she will fall asleep in our room and then I move her into her room. Trouble is, she has taken to throwing HUGE temper tantrums that last a good couple of hours. Sometimes she'll take a break from crying and screaming to say I'm hungry or I'm thirsty or I can't sleep or I wanna watch tv....(we do well at not giving into these pleas) After hours of fighting, she finally falls asleep in my bed, and I have to move her into her room. But, every night, she will get up and climb back up into bed with us. When I finally fall asleep, I sleep hard. I don't feel her getting back into bed with us!
Along with any suggestions you have for dealing with the tantrums, I need some ideas on how to keep her in her room. Currently we do not have bedroom doors. We're remodeling and tearing down walls, so we won't have doors for a while. I'm not comfortable with shutting her in her room anyways, if something was wrong she wouldn't be able to get to us. Someone suggested that I put a babygate in our doorway, so she can't actually come into our room...but I would hear if she started crying. Would this work?
Any help would be much appreciated!!!
Answer by MamaSince2005 at 3:35 AM on Dec. 22, 2010
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