my almost 2 year old..

Bernie - posted on 04/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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has quit going to sleep at night. she normally goes to sleepat 9 and here lately she will stay up and cry and scream till way past midnight. its getting pretty old. i try to rock sing everything nothing seems to get her to sleep.... any aqdvice would be great!

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Andrea - posted on 04/18/2010

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My advice as hard as it is, skip the afternoon nap. Go to the park...hang with friends or family; Wear her the heck out...put her to bed around 8ish. If she does sleep, her nap time shouldnt exceed 3 hrs. Do it early in the afternoon, dont let her sleep after 3pm. Hope this helps.

Bernie - posted on 04/18/2010

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thanks for all the help! i normally give her dry fruit loops before bed but now im starting to re think that cause of the sugar...

Catherine - posted on 04/17/2010

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I agree with Myra. I give my son milk and a snack such as bread or a little bit of peanut butter to help him feel full. And usually within the hour he goes to sleep. He was also going through this stage and every now and again he still does. He's 2 also. He loves me to read a book to him before he goes to bed and he has a blanket he has to have and then if he's having a hard time going to bed he has this frog thing that sings nighttime songs and has a little light on it, i turn it on and turn out the lights and he falls asleep with it. He also loves me to brush the sugarbugs from his teeth. (he doesnt like bugs)

Sunny - posted on 04/17/2010

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A bath and a massage might help. At that age they can have big growth spurts that can give sore arms and legs making it hard to sleep at night. It help for us :)

Erika - posted on 04/17/2010

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I'm having the same problem with my 2 1/2 year old. :-( This has been going on for almost two months now, it's very exhausting. I wish I knew what to tell you. I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me as well.

Best Wishes!

Erika
http://www.4MyFamilyandMe.com

Best Wishes!

Myra - posted on 04/16/2010

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You might try a snack and warm milk. For my oldest that's almost 2 as well, she has a snack about an hour before bed and we read a book while she drinks her milk. She likes her milk cold, but warming the milk releases enzymes that are a natural sleep aid.

Also, check her height, weight, and teeth. There's a good chance she's having either a growth spurt or a new tooth coming in. If that's the problem, she should go back to sleep as normal within a week or two; once the spurt is over or the tooth emerges.

Bernie - posted on 04/16/2010

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its super frustraiting because she used to sleep all night no problem, go to sleep by herself everything! but now its like she forgot to sleep or something! ive been trying to do the super nanny method but she just not helping lol. after i try everything ive got and im at my limit i just lock her in her room (switched around the knob) and go down stairs.. its hard cause she wont fall asleep untill after 1am. its so crazy. im llosing my mind over it! BUT THANKS FOR THE HELP LADIES! im gonna keep trying till it works!

Diana - posted on 04/16/2010

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I have also tried pretty much everything. The thing that worked for me was also the suppernanny approach, standing outside the room and putting them back in bed when they get out. My daughter is 2 and for the past week she has gotten out of bed twice. So it has worked really fast for us as we just started doing this about a month ago. Some nights it does take up to 2 hours for her to go to sleep, depending on how tired she is.

Annemaree - posted on 04/16/2010

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my two yr old boy keeps getting out of bed weve ried everything to keep him in we pretend we r asleep nxt to him which used to work we tried music yelling and smacking to keep him in there weve now been trying the super nannys approach puttng him to bed at 7-30 and standing out side the room n just keep putting him back in there without saying anything the first time we tried this it took us nearly 2 hrs lol stubborn little poo lol... but we now down to once or twice a nite now that method seems to work with my boy , maybe try that good luck with whatever u choose to try belive me i know its hard n frustraiting lol

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