Candace - posted on 09/29/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )
My daughter Ryleigh has been on a set schedule when it comes to bed and nap time since she was 3 months old. As she is two, bedtime starts at 7:30pm. We get dressed for bed, sit in her rocker and read books and sing lullabys, then by 8pm she is in her crib. Generally, she would just talk herself to sleep... she'd play in her crib until she'd pass out, and she'd sleep for a full 10-12 hours a night. However, in the past week things have changed BIG TIME. Started on Monday... I put her down after stories and songs, left the room, she fell asleep no problem, but she was up at 11:45pm, screaming hysterically. I don't mean that she was whining, or regular crying, she was screaming/hyperventilating. I went in and patted her back for about 5 mins, left, and the screaming started again. We ended up with NO sleep that night. We've had the occasional night like that, so I figured the next night would be a normal night for her, as it always is. Not so much. We did the stories and songs, and as soon as I put her in her crib and left the room, she was hysterical again. It's gotten to the point now that she will not go to sleep unless someone is sitting in the room with her... and she wakes up every 2 to 3 hours. Any thoughts or advice?