Tamsyn - posted on 07/01/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
Recently, ive been trying to change my ways with my daughter, and not be so lenient. Since I've been doing this my daughter wont go to bed like she used to. I used to put her in bed around half 7/sometimes 8 and she would go quiet and fall asleep. Now.. I put her in bed at 8 to see if that helps her fall asleep (by going to sleep later), and i go in and read her 1 bedtime story. As soon as the story is finished i get up and she throws such a tantrum, screaming and throwing herself all around her cot. So i leave, and it takes her atleast an hour for her to fall asleep!! Its calming down slightly but the night before last it took 2 1/2 hours!!! 2 1/2 hours of screaming!! And then this morning she woke up at 4am cause she lost her dummy, so i gave it back to her and then she wouldnt go back to sleep. Please tell me this isnt going to last long? Its so exhausting and stressful. I feel like such a bad mother as well, it breaks my heart, but i know i cant give in.
Oh she is almost 2 years old and she has a 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hour nap from 12 noon, if any of this is any help.