I have a 20 month old daughter who has trouble going to sleep she just wants to sleep between me and he dad and as soon as she feels that I'm going to move her to her bed she wakes up and panics and starts to cry so we have to put her back into her bed is there a way I can get her to sleep on her own bed???
Sarah - posted on 03/01/2012
I went through this with my daughter who had some medical issues her first year and just always wanted to be near me. We eventually just did a cry it out method. And it was hard. I cried for 2 hours the first night. Oh, she did too! But the second night was 1 hour, the third 20 minutes. By the end of the week, I just cuddled her for a few minutes, sang her a lullaby and tucked her in. No crying. I was so wary of doing CIO, worried that I`d scar her forever, destroy her trust in me, etc. But I think now that it was the right decision for us. She sleeps great now. Once in a blue moon if she wakes up with a nightmare I`ll bring her in our bed and snuggle her to sleep, my hubby will move her to her bed once she`s out. I think the key too, is to put them down sleepy, but awake.
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