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2 yo bedtime troubles....

My 2yo goes to bed around 8:30. Prior to bedtime we do bath, books, etc. Anyway, when I leave the room, she always calls me back. Usually, she wants something...stuffed animal, bandaid, book, kisses, etc. Basically she's stalling. So, I really like this plan...put her to bed, and just put her back when she gets out of bed. No reasoning, scolding, talking, etc. But here's my problem...she never gets out of bed. She just stands up in the bed and calls me. Do I just ignore it, or do I count that as getting out of bed and go in there and lay her back down? Thanks so much for advice!

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Asked by beth0828 at 4:35 PM on Jul. 15, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Email this doctor with your sleep questions: . It's my peditrition and he has made several videos for child sleeping issues. He is great to respond quickly....

    Answer by jsks826 at 4:44 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • I would ignore her or just say "Its bedtime" from another room and see if she lays down herself. If she doesn't after a few minutes, I would treat it as getting out of bed and go lay her down.

    Answer by drowninginboys at 5:43 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • Ignore her. Ur the reson she's not sleeping. lol. Dnt take dat as a bad way. lol. I mean cuz u keep going in their. Let her call u till she falls asleep. Jus as long as she doesn't come out of bed. :)

    Answer by MyBlessin at 7:02 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • Ignore her. When she figures out that you're not going to come running every time she makes a noise, she'll lay down and go to sleep.

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 9:03 PM on Jul. 15, 2008

  • Having sleeping problems here, too w/my 2 yr old son. Finally got him out of a night owl routine; now he will only fall asleep with me in the recliner. Yes, I get up with him when he fusses because he gets out of bed. If this keeps up, this weekend I will be putting him back to bed every time he gets up. I guess everyone has their own ideas on how to remedy the situation! Hope everything turns out OK in the long run! :)

    Answer by FL_momof2 at 3:18 PM on Jul. 16, 2008

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