Kasia - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
My 2 years and 7 month old daughter is having trouble sleeping for the last 3 weeks. We have tried letting her cry it out which made is so bad that she would shake and cry when we told her it was time for bed. One night last week she finally told me she sees monsters in her room. I don't know where she gets that from. I thought that happens to 4 years old children not 2! So we now stay with her until she falls asleep (She is still in her crib). She has a nightlight, we sweep for monsters before bed, and I put a dream catcher above her crib as well as a blessed rosary (just in case!). So basically we tried everything and she is still up screaming 3-6 times a night! We respond promptly and she usually falls back asleep within 15 minutes but I can't go back to sleep that fast. Help we all need more sleep! Any suggestions that worked for you will be greatly appreciated. I will try anything as I am desperate after three weeks of not getting enough sleep. She used to sleep through the night no problem before this.