Amanda - posted on 09/20/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
My 18 month old has got into the habit of me having to lay on my bed with her till she falls asleep, i then put her in her cot (whoch is still next to my bed - MY issues not hers) then about midnight she wakes and screams till I put her back in bed with me where she stays all night! Ive tried not giving in when she wakes at midnight but she just screms and screams until i do. I have a 10 year old that from birth would be just put in her cot at a set time and most of the time would just go sleep! I had problems with getting pregant with the baby and so prob molly coddle her a lot and I know this isnt helping but the bed time thing isnt getting out of hand and I'm struggling to get a good nights sleep with her in bed with me!
I think the solution is to first get a bit tougher with her! I think putting her in her own room in a proper bed (Im worried she'll climb out her cot and hurt herself if I leave her to cry) then at a set time just take her up and let her cry - god thats gonna be hard.
My questions are to all those other mummys out there with simular age childen are -
1, does your little one sleep in a 'big bed'?
2, do they have set bedtimes?
3, do you let them cry if they dont go sleep?
4, if you do do you pop back up every now and then to put them back in bed?
Yours thankfully for any help you can give,