My 2 yr old will not sleep

Kylie - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone i am new to this hoping to get some help with my 2 yr old not sleeping
She has her own bed and lately she will not go to bed without screaming and crying gets out so many times.
I have a 9 month old boy too and he still wakes during the night.

My 2 yr old wakes up between 1and 4am and gets into bed with us. I put her straight into her bed she makes a fuss so i end up sleeping with her so she doesn't wake my baby up. I know i shouldn't.

It's all so hard any help mums?

Very tired and stressed

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LISA - posted on 06/30/2009

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That's a great idea with the portacot-i read somewhere that having them sleep in their own bed is similar to potty training that they arent ready for it at the same time. My kids are very scared of the dark and I usually keep a light on for them at night as well. They have also asked for lights on during the day and I have to explain that they dont need them as it is light. Since she doesnt have a bottle anymore have you tried letting her have a sippy cup-my little girl still likes to have a cuppy but my boy has outgrown it so I don't think there is any harm in it!

Leah - posted on 06/30/2009

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i recommend a place called Ellen baron family center its in qld Australia. they help family's from all over they are so wonderful

Kylie - posted on 06/30/2009

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I have now put a portacot in her room and she has to sleep in that not her big bed,just until we get her into a routine again. The first night was great she went to sleep straight away but tonight was a screaming match. she has always been like this she was good for a while then we stopped her bottle and i think thats where it has eventuated from,cause she doesn't have that comfort thing to fall asleep with. She has 5 toys she has to sleep with and has to have the radio on and a rechargable candle in her room. I know she's afraid of the dark cause even in the daytime she will ask for the candle. I have to say only night time. I'm so over it

LISA - posted on 06/17/2009

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Well I know many people will disagree with me but when my son would get up and get in bed with me-I didn't make get back in his bed. I think it is just natural for a child to want to be close to you and I wouldn't make a big deal of it. My son is almost 4 now and generally doesn't get up in the middle of the night anymore although he still doesn't want to sleep in his own bed but on the couch. My 2 were 18 months apart and I found that some things were just not worth fighting over and when things settle down a little bit that's when you can start enforcing some things like that and the nice thing about when they get a little older is that it is so much easier to explain why you do the things you do!

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