Help! Sleeping problems!

Emily - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 16mths old and everytime I put her down for a afternoon nap or even to bed at night, she SCREAMS her head off!! Any suggestions on how I can stop this?

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Is she really not tired.. Get in a routine.. snack, bedtime bath, story, bed tuck her in kiss her tell her you love her and walk out. My son used to when i put him in his crib when i started putting him in his car bed he layed there and went to sleep. Does she have her own room. i shut off all the lights close the door and thats it ..after i say good night baby see you in the mornin mommy loves you..

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Amy - posted on 02/19/2009

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i totally think it is just jealousy. You have a new baby in the house and that is invaiding her space. I have the smae problem with my son. Everything was great until I had my daughter. Now he is up 4-5 times everynight. I am losing my mind. My peds doc said when u bring home a new baby its like.... Your husband bringing home another woman and asking you isnt she cute??/ can we keep her??? Just give it a lil time I am sure she will get over it soon

Emily - posted on 02/18/2009

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did U have the volume on? I might have to try that. I cant comfort her for long because i have a new born to attend too, maybe its jealousy but this has been going on since 12mths old!

Mairead - posted on 02/18/2009

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I KNOW THIS MIGHT SOUND SILLY BUT I PUT ON A D.V.D IN OUR LAPTOP AND JUST PRESS PLAY SHE LOVES MICKEY MOUSE SO I PICKED UP A CHEEP D.V.D OF THIS AND SHE LOOKS AT IT AT NIGHT AND SO FAR IT KEEPS HER QUITE AT NIGHT AND SHE FALLS A SLEEP LOOKING AT IT. HOPE THIS HELPS

User - posted on 02/17/2009

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Sometimes its the lack of company or being left alone that can frighten a child. You could try putting on some background music to calm your daughter into thinking she has company.  



All children are different. I had one who read a book & put herself to bed. For another child, I had to sit & pat him on the back or belly until he was asleep usually only 5 - 10 minutes is all it takes. Some kids need more comforting & reassuring than others.

Emily - posted on 02/17/2009

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Yep got a routine, dinner, shower, jarmies, quiet play, drink, story, bed, i calm her in her cot (in her own room) tell her good night etc and walk out (lights off door shut) yep she's tired (not over tired) rubs eyes and pulls her hair when she's ready to go down but the minute i start walking to the door thats it she goes nuts. stands up and screams. i thought it might be time she went into a big kids bed but i know she'll jump off and follow me screaming.

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