My daugher keeps waking up during night,Help!

Victoria - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old wakes up at the least 3 times a night and when she realizes she in her bed she will not have it,she cries until i lay beside her,What can i do to get her use to sleeping by herself?She was okay till i switched her to toddler bed.Thanks in advance for your answers.

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Dora - posted on 09/22/2010

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It sounds like she just needs a little more time to transition. She may have viewed her crib as a security because she was surrounded by the crib rails. Now in the toddler bed there is nothing to keep her in so she may not feel so secure anymore. She also wants you to lay down beside her because she is viewing you as her security. Hang in there it will get better. She just needs more time to adjust. You can try by giving her one of her favorite toys to lay down with. Also set up a routine before bedtime. Read her a story while she is laying in her bed. Show her that sleeping in her bed it a lot of fun.

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Laurie - posted on 09/22/2010

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CONGRATS ON BEING A MOTHER. IT TAKES A WHILE FOR THE BABY TO GET USE TO SLEEPING BY THEMSELVES BECAUSE THEY R SO ATTACHED TO US. WHAT I DO IS WAIT UNTIL MY SON FALL ASLEEP AND THEN INTHE BED I PUT HIM INTO HIS OWN BED.

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Maybe try to talk to your daughter (depending on her listening/comprehension) and explain to her that she needs to lie in her own bed and mommy needs to sleep in her own bed. Expain to her that if she is a really good girl when she wakes up mommy will make some time in the morning when she wakes up to cuddle, but if she wakes before she has to stay in her bed and cuddle her toy and take her to a store and let her pick one that will help her sleep or let her pick one she has (whichever is better for her). She will get it, just takes patience like every other aspect of motherhood :)

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