2 part question about my 2 year old!

Audrea - posted on 10/17/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have a little girl who just turned 2! She is full of personality. Lately she has been throwing bad fits when she doesn't get her way. Does any one have any tips on dealing with her breakdowns and maybe how to prevent them? Also, any tips on getting her to sleep in her own big girl bed would be great!

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Tilita - posted on 10/23/2013

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My little girl is going to be 3 next year and she still sleeps with me in a bed.She's talking aleady and no longer uses nappies but she does not have a full nights sleep!She still wakes up for feeding time,any help? I do make sure she eats supper before bed yet she still wakes up maybe 3 times a night.How can I train her to sleep?

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At 2 it is so normal to have tantrums. What others said worked for me too. If you make a big deal out of it the child will keep on doing it. I just ignore my toddler and when he is ready he comes on his own and gets a hug. You have to make sure she is not over tired, hungry,...As for sleep, I need help on that with my son who is 2 and 1/2. With my daughter I tried to make her sleep in her bed for a long time but I wasn't successful. One day she decided to go sleep in it and it was like magic! I believe if you tried to force it on her she is going to hate it.

Charity_knox - posted on 10/19/2013

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Fits go along with 2 year olds. My twins are almost 2 and the same thing, I have to ignore them and sometimes they have time out in there room. Although pretty embarrassing if we are in public and 1 or both toddlers throw fits. I make no eye contact with anyone lol. The bed time thing. Do you think she is scared of the dark. Maybe a nightlight? and a consistency. My twins went through a stage getting out of bed refusing to sleep and some nights with discipline and consistency they still did not fall asleep till 11,ugh. They did however change there ways although it was almost 2 weeks and now they sleep better and fall asleep quickly.

Danielle - posted on 10/19/2013

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You have to let her cry. My two year old also had a hard time sleeping in her bed but I'm expecting number two pretty soon so she had no choice but to get used to it. I put her to bed we read books and I kiss her goodnight. Sometimes she throws a fit but gets over it and falls asleep eventually. Sometimes she won't stay in bed and you just gotta keep putting her back in bed. To keep her in bed I threaten to shut her door, which I've done a few times and she HATES. Kids are so flexible, once you develop a new routine and stick to it she'll be used to it before you know it!

Michelle - posted on 10/18/2013

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I don't know what to do about the bed time part as none of my children did that. I also kept them in the cot for quite a while until they had a very good sleeping routine.
My daughter was 3 when we finally changed her cot to a toddler bed. She has always taken herself off to bed when she was tired though.

Audrea - posted on 10/18/2013

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Thanks for the advice! She does have a special blanket and monster stuffed animal. We have tried everything to get her to sleep in her bed but she just starts crying. We have tried outing her stuffed animals to "night night time" with her and she will tuck them in, but once we tell her she has to get in bed, she screams like someone is hurting her. We have tried letting her fall asleep in our bed then moving her into her own bed, but if she wakes up she just gets soo upset and comes running into our room and it takes hours to calm her down.

Michelle - posted on 10/17/2013

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With the tantrums you walk away and ignore her. She's wanting attention and she doesn't care if it's good or bad. The more you react to her tantrums the longer they will last. Make sure you don't give in to what she wants either. That will just teach her that if she throws a tantrum then she will get what she wants, even if you have already said no.
What does she do when you put her to bed? Does she have any special teddy's or dolls? It would help to know a bit more about why she isn't sleeping in her bed.

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