Lindsay - posted on 01/28/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My 3 year old has never slept a full night yet! We struggled from the word go, and she was in and out of our bed all the time when she was a baby. Anything to get a better nights sleep, but i know this was wrong! I adopted the controlled crying method and that worked at first and she got used to sleeping in her own bed. It took a while to wean her off the milk and then when i did she took to wanting water at night. She was toilet trained at the age of 2 and within a 2 week period. For the first week of taking the night nappies off, she slept really well and we have had no accidents at all. She became very dependent on the water and would kick up a fuss if she didn't have it sat next to her bed at night. She started to need the toilet in the night and she'd get out of bed and come through to our room. I had to wean her off the water at night and eventually i took the plunge and she is not allowed any water in her room at night. I was hoping that this would stop her needing the loo but it never changed a thing. She's scared of the dark so we have to leave the light on in the hall and she also has a night light. She was waking after having night terrors too. Her mind is more active now as she has just started Nursery and she is obviously learning a lot more. It has got to the stage where she is waking numerous times a night for the toilet and when i take her, it's only for a dribble, nothing more. I feel its become a bit of a habit and i am at a loose end as to what i can do. I have stopped her having anything else to drink after tea time, which is about 5pm. I also limit what she has during the day. I also have a 2 year old who has just started sleeping through the night. Has anyone any suggestions?