help! my 2yrs old is waking up more than a new born

Alisha - posted on 04/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my two year old is waking up 3 to 5 times a night. it does not matter what time i put her to bed, how much she eats before bed, or if she takes a nap or not. she takes a cup to bed she sleep my herself normaly untill she wakes up then she sleeps with me. she gets clingy an jst crys if i put her back in her bed. she wakes up several times asking for milk. ive resenly become a working mother an even thow im handling it well on the small amount of rest i get i would like to get her n a better ruteen of sleeping in her own bed all night not to mention she would be in a better mood in the mornings if she slept better. idk where to start. help, im open to any suggestions!!!

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Alisha - posted on 04/30/2012

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she does sleep with me, it doesnt help. she has only slept 2 full nights in her life. an she loves daycare she gets mad at me when she doesnt go play with the kids

Laura - posted on 04/29/2012

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Is she cutting molars? She could also be having growing pains. Try giving her children's ibuprofen or acetaminophen before bed. Since you recently went back to work could she be having anxiety because of this? You could consider co-sleeping with her until this passes.

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