2 year old has never slept through the night

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Eva - posted on 12/19/2012

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Neither has mine. OK, not literally, but the number of times she has I could count on both hands. Mine also goes to bed poorly (usually takes an hour to settle down completely). She's tucked in at 9, asleep by 9:30-10:00, wakes back up crying at midnight, then 3am. Wakes up at about 8am.

With such a horrible sleeper, I give myself lots of flexibility. She has a big girl bed, but still has her crib up because it's meant for her little brother. I've given him an alternative bed in my room because, after months of sleeping in her big girl bed, she has been requesting to sleep in the crib. I throw my hands up and say WHATEVER! She sleeps better in the crib.

I've also installed a night-light, and have discovered CATNIP TEA. Yeah, bet you didn't know it was drinkable either. It's totally legit. And they sold it with the tea at my local health store. It's a member of the mint family and tastes really decent. Also, it's a natural sedative. I have to mix it with some milk and sugar to get her to drink it, but it really does help her sleep faster. She drinks the bottle before going to bed. Not great for the bladder but I DON'T CARE SHE NEEDS TO SLEEP.

I have a 3 month old and he sleeps better than her. Some kids are just ridiculous.

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