sleeping problems with a 3 year old

Catherine - posted on 12/22/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter is 3 1/2 and she has always given us issues with going to sleep. Once we finally get her down 10-11pm she always wakes up in the middle of the night but once we bring her in with us she'll go right back to sleep and sleep the rest of the night. If we have guests over in her room and she sleeps with us she'll sleep the whole night. So I'm not sure if we have spolied her or if she would have sleeping issues. Also everytime she wakes up from either a nap or sleeping she is crying and wants us right there. She does not do that at daycare when they wake up from a nap but there are the other children there also?

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Katherine - posted on 12/22/2011

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You need to cut out the naps. She is too old. I'm shocked they give naps at that age at daycare. I guarantee if you do that she will go to bed at a decent hour and sleep better. My daughter will be 3 in March and hasn't napped since she was about 23 months old. That's when I figured out that that was what was causing her to sleep so horribly and to stay up so late. She sleeps with me now......nothing wrong with that IMO. My older one slept with me too. I don't think there is anything wrong with bed sharing and if it makes her sleep why not continue? But really, cut out the naps, you'll see a big difference.

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