can any one help me do the cry it out method for my 22mt old

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Cynthia - posted on 07/02/2009

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Does she get out of bed? IF she does, without saying anything put her back in. Repeat until she doesn't get out.. This may take one or two nights, its harder on you then her. If she wakes up screaming, go in to make sure everything is okay, DO NOT pick her up. If nothing seems to be the matter, walk away, do you have a nightlight, my 7 yr old cannot, even as a baby sleep without one. My 6 yr old, had to have a special blanket. Also, the first few nights put the shirt you wore that day on her pillow, so she can smell you. It really works with toddlers and babies, I used to tell my moms at the preschool to bring one the first week at least. Its always the hardest the first night, mainly because you want to rush to her, but as long as she knows your there, she will be fine.. Anything else let me know

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Jennifer - posted on 07/02/2009

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I did it with my 1 yr old by laying on the floor in the room with her. She would still cry some but she was more willing to lay there and whine a little than when I left her alone. She would scream until she hyperventilated and that's why I started laying in there with her. After a few days of doing this at naptimes and bedtime, I can now start her music and leave and she'll go to sleep alone.

Carly - posted on 07/02/2009

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thanks so much girls im just a wreck lol but ill see it through. just need to be strong!!!!!

C xx

Jackie - posted on 07/02/2009

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Just keep putting her back in her bed. My sons are almost 3 and 15 months. I let them both cry it out. I also have a crib light that lights up on the sleeping that I put on for them. Sometimes I leave the tv on for them and they'll stay in their beds and fall asleep other nights, they just stay up watching it, so I have to go in and turn it off and they usually cry for about 10 mins and then they're out. Sometimes I will give my 14 month old a sippy cup of water or milk and he'll go back to sleep. Sometimes I sit there and rub his back and head until he's asleep. It really depends how much energy I have and what he needs at that time. Good luck hon, it's not fun.

Carly - posted on 07/02/2009

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hi cynthia im trying the cry it out method for my little girl for going asleep its my first night so im very nervous she just went to sleep about half an hour ago.

she hasnt slept through ever so im at my wits end now and just need some advice on what to do when she wakes back up during the night

thanks

c xx

Cynthia - posted on 07/02/2009

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I dont understand.. You want to let your 22 month old cry it out.. For what? Bed? Trouble? Tantrums? You need advice or support to do it?

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