How do i handle a Clingy & determined 2 year old that fights bedtime

Breanna - posted on 07/03/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm a SAHM with a 2yr old daughter. We have always let her fall asleep in the living room, then put her to bed once shes asleep. When she was in a crib she would wake up during the night & get her leg stuck in the railings. We tried everything & she just kept doing it, so we tried the toddler bed. She wont lay in her bed & runs to the door screaming & crying hysterically. So we put her in her playpin. Shes getting too big & can now climb out of the playpin. She is extremely determined to do whatever she wants at all times, but is also very clingy (I think Bc shes with me ALL THE TIME!) I don't want her to hurt herself but we need a good nights sleep! My hubby has been getting up with her & making a pallet in the floor. How can we get her in her toddler bed??? We also need tips to start potty training. Thanks! Bre


Determined - posted on 07/03/2012




Converting our daughter from the crib to the toddler bed was a nightmare! After many sleepless nights what I discovered that worked for us was a lot of rough and tumble play about 2 hours before bed time, then a small snack, bath time to relax her, a nice long story while sitting in the bed. We also took our portable DVD player and let her watch 1 movie a night once the movie is over we took it out and she was asleep shortly after.

Potty training introduce the toilet/potty to her, but if she doesn't show interest in it wait a few more months. She has to want to do it.

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