bedtime routine

Samantha - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my daughters nearly 2 and since she as started to go to her dads every 2weeks i cant get her bk into bed when she knws its bedtime she just screams and is determined not to get in bed the only way i can get her into bed is when she falls asleep on the floor and have to put her bk in bed but she wakes up at least 3 times a night before she was in a good routine i just dont knw what to do as i dont like her cryin

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Kathleen - posted on 06/26/2009

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You and Daddy need to make a "story board" with photos of your daughter doing the necessary things to get ready for bed (getting pajamas on, brushing teeth, going potty, reading book or whatever you guys do). Both of you should have one that way she will know that it is the same routine no matter where she is. I think this will make her feel more secure and willing. It won't work over night but once she gets used to it she might look forward to it! Good luck!

Stacey - posted on 06/26/2009

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Talk to he dad and see if there is anything new or changes going on. Is she afraid of something like monsters in her room? let her know it is okay to sleep and be in bed and you will see her when she wakes up or her dad will.

Samantha - posted on 06/25/2009

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talk to her dad and ask him to keep her on the same routine. if he holds down what you do, then she will get use to things being the same whether she is home or away

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