Sophi - posted on 01/31/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi guys I need some help!!!
My daughter is nearly 2 and up until 3 weeks ago at 6.55pm she would be banging on the door at the bottom of the stairs with her juice and dummy saying 'bed' I'd take her up put her in bed and in no time she would drop off on her own, yet 3 weeks ago Wednesday she did her usual routine and slept fine then Thursday came and it all changed!!!!!! It was 7.10 I noticed so said 'bed time?' well anyone would have thought I'd poked her in her eye the hysterical noise that followed. So I thought maybe she was ready for an extra half hour at night time so 7.30 came and up we went, reaching her bedroom door well she was determined not to go in that room!!! Kicking screaming the whole shebang! So I carried on as normal laid her in bed went to leave and no sooner had I done so and she was at my ankles following me out the room! This went on for hours, shed never got out of her bed in her life!! So after an hour, I gave her some calpol thinking maybe teething? Tummy ache? Head ache? Hoping it would help but no! So at 5.30 am I gave up, she came to our room I needed to sleep! This carried on for another ten days, in this time I tried everything! Stories, warm milk, sitting in her room, a bedtime DVD, moving her bed closer to the door, a stair gate on her room, removing any toys that may cast odd shadows, a lullaby machine, earlier bedtime, later bedtime, night light, NOTHING!!!!!!
So in the end I came home one day to her dad dismantling her bed and putting it back up in our room, it felt like a million steps back but he works and was getting no sleep I was snapping as I'd had no sleep so I agreed. That night I looked forward to some sleep. Still wasn't good enough even though her bed was next to ours so when she was laying in hers I was laying right next to her in mine! Even now bedtime is a kicking screaming fit for hours, if she wakes in the night it's hysterical not just whining.
Please help? Why has she changed? Our routine was lovely, now I get no time to myself :(