i have a toddler thats almost 15 months old and im having trouble with getting her to bed

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Erin - posted on 10/15/2009

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With my 14 month old, I always bathe her every other evening using Lavendar bathtime soap to calm her down, then she drinks her milk, and grabs her soothie, which is currently her binky, and then it's off to her own room (crib). Her Dad reads her a story if she compains right away.

Joanie - posted on 10/13/2009

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Definitely bedtime routine! Works wonders.. my son never went to bed until he wanted to.. but watch supernanny! She works wonders! haha.. Find a routine that works, potty, brush teeth, read a story and night night.. If they get out of bed, you aren't supposed to say anything, just keep putting them back into bed. They will catch on within a night or two of the same routine. Now my son goes to bed without any argument because he knows the drill!

Shelby - posted on 10/13/2009

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I think it is just consistency with routine. We had a time when we had to fight with him about 1.5-2 yrs old. But we forced him to stay in his bed even though he cried and kicked and for a short time he was getting up at least 5 times. We just took him back and laid him down as many times as it took till he stayed. It really works. Keep the same routine every night(also with day naps) and I think within 3-5 days it should be no problem.

Andrea - posted on 10/10/2009

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I have an 18 month old, I stuck to a bed time routine, bath, snack, half an hour of winding down play...I also make her walk up the stairs all by herself. She eventually crawled up on the bed and laied down in her spot waiting to be rewarded with a bottle. Also I let her know that sitting up is not allowed. Laying down with her and closing my eyes hoping she would too. Now I have no problems at bedtime and I barely have to do anything. shes so independant now.

Mandy - posted on 10/10/2009

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What seems to help my kiddos is having a consistent bedtime routine and also consistent bedtime. The kids brush their teeth, pick a book to read and then we sing songs.

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