Charlette - posted on 07/18/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Dorothy is 15 months old now, and we tried sleep training at 11 months and it worked great. We would give her a bath, get her in her jammies, Daddy kisses her goodnight, and I lay her down, tell her 'night nigt Doroty" and leave the room. I had to go back once or twice to lay her back down, then she figured out that it wasn't worth the fight and went to sleep right away after that. She even does it just fine for nap time.
Lately, she has been going down for nap from about 11am to about 2pm. At 8pm, bedtime, I bathe her like always, but she screams like she's hurt or terrified. I'm not sure. I leave her for 1 minute then lay her back down, then for 2 minutes and so on. I get up to 5 minutes and she's hysterical. She won't go to sleep unless me or my husband holds her. Then she wakes up at 6 on the dot. This morning it was 430. I'm having trouble getting her back to routine. Please help!
She is cutting molars and we give her teething tablets, orajel, and tylenol if she needs them.
Any tips, comments, or encuragment would be very helpful.