Toddler Sleeping Issues

Camille - posted on 06/13/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 20 month old has stopped going off to sleep in her crib. It all started when we went away on a holiday for 2 weeks, where she shared a bed with us. Upon returning, it has been difficult to get her back into a routine. She goes in her bed but if I don't stay in the room she cries until she throws up. I now have a mattress on the floor in her room. Some nights I have to sleep the whole night there and I really don't agree with what I'm doing. I don't want to give in by letting her sleep in our bed but I also don't like cleaning up spew every night at bedtime. What else can I try???

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Adeline - posted on 07/21/2015

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In a way, she is obedient she actually listens to you and sleeps on her own bed. I think she's probably insecure . It's very tough being a mum but I think it's normal for this age group. My son feels insecure too n he has nightmares all the time. Hugs this reminds me when my dad used to sit by my side for hours n watch me sleep when I was 6 or 7 years old. But instead of putting me to bed, I put him to bed n covered him with a blanket.

Adeline - posted on 07/21/2015

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I understand how you feel. I've a 20month old son who sleeps at 9.30pm or later n the only way for him to sleep is to rock him. If I don't, he will show tantrum cry n most of the times he will hit his head. He's now 11.4kg n I've to stand up, rock him whenever he wakes up just to stop him from crying. Every night hel get up at 12am, 3am n 5.30am. It's a routine for me n I really feel like I'm his robot. I don't exactly know how my son will move to his new toddler bed. He's excited with his Disney car bed but I don't think he's ready for it.

Camille - posted on 06/13/2015

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She is alot smarter than her age. She understands everything i say. The nights where she is soooooo worn out and tired are the worst for the crying, and then i worry the spewing will come next.
Most nights we start the bedtime routine, a bottle and her chill out time (snuggles or she sits and watches her movie) then a kiss for dad. When i say ok now time for bed she replies "and mum sit" meaning i sit in her room. Some nights i get her tucked in and say goodnight sweet dreams love you then i act as if im going to get something and will return. But i stay out of the room, sometimes she goes off to sleep but most times she calls out or gets up and stands in her crib untill i come back.

Do you think she may be ready for a toddler bed now? Maybe the excitement of the new bed will make her want to be in bed. Just like the excitement of when she moved into her own room.

Sheena - posted on 06/13/2015

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Ok I understand the throwing up thing...because my daughter used to do that too!!!! Ok.. here are my ideas.... Have you tried making sure that she is extremely tired and wore out...so that maybe she will be more tired and ease into sleep better with out the fight? I have a 2 year old son and he understands me when I tell him to lay down, so do you think you could try putting a movie on at bed time and being firm...saying watch your movie and it is time for bed? This is really a rough one because of the age.

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