help with sleeping problems

Stacey - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )




hi everyone, my daughter Tahlia is now 19 months old she has always been a perfect sleeper (slept through the night at 9wks) we have never had a problem! now all of a sudden the words "time for bed" she starts to cry and then cry's and yells out to us for at least an hr or more before going to sleep and is also waking up in the middle of the night and will do the same thing again for an hr or two??? i have tired to leave her and go back to sleep on her own...i have tired soothing her both in her cot and out with cuddles! she is fine with us there but as soon as we leave or get close to her bedroom room it starts all over again! nothing has changed in her bed time routine nor has anything in her bedroom changed please if anyone has any ideas or advice on how to help it would be great! thanks stacey


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Emma - posted on 01/07/2010




my son went through this at 18 months and its horendous! it took 3 things to cure him, a cd to listen to, a big boy bed and me and my husband sticking to the bedtime routine, we found that he was scared of the bars in his cot as when he was tossing in the night he was hitting the bars and then waking up, so that had to go, also a nice cd of lullabys to relax him helped, ans me and my husband was so vigilant with the routine that it did sink into him that bed did indeed mean bed

oh and another thing was a nice new night light, william picked a under the sea one that projected sealife onto the walls,
hope this can be of some help for you good luck x

Amanda - posted on 01/07/2010




I used music with my oldest when it was a problem with him. I would put on some soothing music, like classical or even country music and he would eventually go to sleep. But like Veronica said keep up the routine and don't give in, once she see's she has an inch she'll take a mile. Raising 2 on my own and I see how they are with give an inch take a mile. My 3 yr old still fights me from time to time and I know it sounds cruel but I ignore it. Eventually he gives in and crawls back into bed to only fall asleep shortly after. Only when they are sick do I give in, lol then we all know they need their mommies. Good luck

Veronica - posted on 01/07/2010




Separation anxiety It happens. It is a faze you will make it through. Just keep up the routine and don't let her not sleep in her bed. You don't want to build up a bad habit of seeping in your bed.

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