dont know what else to try

Sarah - posted on 09/23/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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hi i have a 19 month daughter and im having problems in getting her to sleep at night shell have her afternoon nap no problems n shell go straight to sleep but at night when i put her to bed she does nothing but scream n play up throwing things out of her cot banging on the side of the cot n even banging on the wall and shaking her cot ive tryed evrything i can think of and now ive ran out of ideas ive even tryed cutting out her naps but when i put her to bed shell sleep for about an hour then wakes up and it takes me a further 6 hours to get her to sleep she normally settles of at about 1 am n wakes up at 8 am i feel so helpless can anyone help please

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Ariana - posted on 09/24/2012

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What time is she going to bed? Maybe she needs a later bedtime? I don't know since I don't know when you're putting her to bed. I know my son used to go to bed at 10/11 and if we put him to bed earlier he'd wake up at a ridiculous hour. That being said he's almost 3 now and goes to bed at 9-9:30.



I would say make a bedtime routine. Bath, stories, anything that helps get her relaxed and ready for bed each night. Then put her to bed and say love you, nightnight. Then just leave the room and let her cry it out.



If you can't let her cry it out you could always rock her to sleep, and if that doesn't work I know people who've done it where they leave the room and come back about 10 minutes later if they're still crying and come every 10 minutes until they go to sleep. That way she knows you're still there but tha also you aren't going to pick her up or anything.



Sometimes the best thing to do is just let her cry it out. Once she realizes that tantrums and screaming isn't going to get your attention she might just decide to go to sleep on her own. This will only work if you do it every night and never go into her room. Try it for 2 weeks and see if there's any benefit.



Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 09/23/2012

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no nothing at all is different the black out blind is constantly drawn the lamp is on a dull light andi give her exactly the same things her dummy her comfort blanket a teddy and i put her lullaby on

Elfrieda - posted on 09/23/2012

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If she goes to sleep in the afternoon but not at night, is there something different about the room? Is the nightlight too bright? Casting a scary shadow? Is it too dark? Is there a different sound than in the afternoon?

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