Anyone have a toddler older than 2 that has problems falling back to sleep?

Jennifer - posted on 02/06/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi there. My little girl used to be able to sleep pretty well before 2 yrs old, but I guess I've accidentally changed her sleeping habits. There was a about a week's time period when I would sit next to her bed and sing to her to make her fall asleep because she wasn't sleepy. She now wakes up a few times a night crying for mommy. The first time is usually about 2 hours after she goes to sleep. I usually let her just cry it out when she gets up the first time (I talk to her through the door). She doesn't usually cry for longer than 5 min.



She holds on to a soft old burp cloth when she is in bed. She still uses the Fisher Price's seahorse that glows and plays music too. I tried giving her a small teddy bear to hold also, but that doesn't help with soothing her.



If anyone that reads this has any advice please let me know, thank you.

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Jennifer - posted on 02/06/2012

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Oh, hi again Belinda. I thought your post was duplicated at first. It's usually about 3 times that she gets up not counting when she wakes up at about 5 - 5:30 for some milk (then goes back to sleep most of the time). Yes, I try to use the same routine of taking her to her bed with a brief talk, putting the blanket on her, patting her, then saying night night and leave. I do let her cry if she gets out of bed again.

Belinda - posted on 02/06/2012

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How often does she wake up at night?do you use the same routine to get her to go back to sleep each time she wakes up?

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