Sharon - posted on 03/21/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
This is really throwing a crimp in my love life with my husband and I want to stop it before it gets any worse. My mother and father got a taste of it this weekend but they have no suggestions for me on how to stop it. I know the end result of this whole situation.....my nephew did it to my sisterinlaw and now he sleeping in their bed instead of his own EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.
So how do I stop my daughter from wanting to sleep in bed with me and my husband....more so me? I've tried the CIO method and she cried for two hours straight IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT before Daddy gave in.....he had to get up at 5am that morning. Little girl was so horse the next day I had to explain what happened to the DIRECTOR of her daycare just to let her stay that day......if they are running a fever over 102 degrees or have anything that sounds like it's a major illness and not a cold they don't allow them to stay at the school....can understand that rule.
This is how my night, every night, starts out: Bedtime we go straight to our bed and sleep maybe 2-3 hours in it before waking up. Asks for something to drink then SCREAMS and THROWS things at you if you do not allow her to SLEEP IN Mommy's bed. If mommy puts her in her bed and moves to little girl's bed to sleep the little girl will scream and have a fit until mommy comes back to sleep with her. If you try to move her after she's fallen asleep she will wake up the moment she touches her bed and SCREAM.
I've tried everything I could think of....mostly different CIO methods and she's gotten spanked for hitting me with her sippy....YES SHE THROWS IT RIGHT AT ME. Last time she did it I ended up with a stupid black eye because it hit me right under my eye.....that was when the first spanking for throwing at mommy happened and I'm not one to spank unless it's the last resort.
We thought it was nightmares at first but after this weekend I know for a fact that's not the cause.....little girl is strong willed and wants everything her way....oh and it's the terrible twos right now big time. DH thinks it's a phase but after hearing my brother's story last night about how this is the way it started with them I'm afraid it's not a phase.