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My best friend has a 25 month old girl. It's her second child. She was climbing out of her crib by 18 months, so they set her up in a toddler bed. Well, she is getting out of her bed whenever she pleases - and this includes middle of the night and very early (4:30 AM) morning. She WILL NOT go back to bed. Even if she doesn't go back to sleep, she won't stay in her room. Naptime can be difficult on some days as well.
My friend has tried everything: Child door handle on the inside of her door so she can't leave her room - she just lays on the floor inside her room and kicks the door and screams. My friend isn't too keen on getting into the habit of having her child sleep in their bed, just to get her to go back to sleep. She wakes up her older sister at these hours and they are all suffering!!!
Does anyone have suggestions I can pass on to my friend to help her, and her toddler, get some much needed rest??