My little girl wont fall asleep like she used to............. Help

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.


Amy - posted on 07/01/2011




How exactly have you changed the routine? It sounds like you were getting more sleep the other way, what didn't you like about it that caused you to change it so much that is now preventing everyone from sleeping?

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