HELP! 19 mo old who won't stay in her toddler bed!

Kat - posted on 12/19/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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HELP!!!!!!!!! I have a 19 months old who HAD to make the switch to a toddler bed 5 nights ago. She was happy sleeping through the night in her crib, but then one morning we found her playing quietly on her floor. We put her back in her crib and stood there in amazement as she climbed right back out with a smile! So off came the side rail and up went the toddler bed-guard rail. We picked out new sheets, she seemed so excited about her crib now being a big girl bed. For the first night we stuck to our sleep routine: My hubby and I lay her on the sofa with us, she has her bottle, while I give her a massage and daddy reads her two books. We then go through the house saying good night to the dog, the trees, the outside world etc. We stop to brush our teeth as a family and then I take her into her room and cuddle with her in the rocking chair and sing her two songs and then she goes to her bed and NORMALLY stays until the next morning no fuss. Now the first night in the toddler bed she did great, like it was no different. Every night since then has been hell. She wakes up crying and throwing toys. She is exhausted but doesn't seem to know to go back to bed! I put her back 5 or more times a night using the Super Nanny method...it's not working. She gave up co-sleeping with us when she was 11 months old and refuses to do it (though I would have loved to co-sleep with her till she was 21y/o lol) She has just always been a "I need my own space and my own room" kind of kiddo. I am considering taking her toys out of her room (which was baby proofed by a professional). I know she is safe in there and we have her on a monitor, but every night she goes to her door with her blanket and curls up at on the floor and cries. WE ARE ALL SO EXHAUSTED IT IS UNREAL. WHAT TO DO!???????

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Kat - posted on 12/19/2013

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I took a Toddler sleep webinar this A.M from a pediactric doc who specializes in infant/toddler sleep issues. My daughter only takes 1 nap a day and if we skip her nap she gets overly tired and will not sleep properly all night! Until 5 days ago when we made the shift to the Toddler bed she slept through the night no problem. So the Dr suggested that we keep our daughter in her crib till she is MUCH older by using a sleep sack to keep her from being able to lift her leg over the rail and climb out. We are picking one up today and converting the bed back into a crib tonight.....Hopefully things will go back to normal now.

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my daughter went through a sleep transition at 19 months. She is 20 months now. My daughter no longer naps during the day, she gave it up on her own and there is no way to make her nap. But the positive part is she sleeps all night now. She was waking up mad during the night too. We also just had another tooth come through as well. If she naps twice a day still take her out and make her skip and nap that might get her to sleep better. If it's only once a day nao and you are willing to try missing it do the same thing. Does she have a special toy to sleep with? My daughter sleeps better if she has her teddy to cuddle. you can message me if you want. My daughter didn't sleep properly her whole life until she stopped napping.

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