How do you get your toddler to sleep through the night?
My daughter always comes into our bedroom at 2-3 and wont go back in her bed. Any suggestions?
Let me know when you find out.
My 26 month old does the same thing. Lol I don't mind it though.
We've been trying to break DD of this since I found out I was pregnant... so for about 7 months. We've finally done it. It was stressful. She always came into our room. I got up and took her back to hers and waited till she fell asleep to leave. Did it as many times as she woke up.
Then I started putting her in there and making her put herself back to bed, as soon as I would leave she would be running in behind me, I just put her back in bed.
It was all very tiring.
She eventually stayed in her room but woke up 2-3 times and wanted me to lay with her. I told her no. She didn't like that, would usually cry for about 10 mins and would fall back asleep.
She now finally goes to bed in her own room and stays asleep until 9am when she comes in the room to wake me up.
Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:" Be consistent, even though its annoying. Keep putting her back in her bed."
my DD just loves sleep. she hardly ever has/had a problem sleeping, even as a toddler.
my only advice is keep putting her back in her bed every time she gets up. she'll eventually figure out\ you mean business.
Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:" This is why we co sleep lol. "
Yup, i love cosleeping. I have a different perspective though, i trust fully that my son will sleep alone when he's ready and i'm in no hurry so it feels very natural and like there is no stress/nothing to try and change. I couldn't imagine having him all night in another room.
They develop a good understanding of time from 3 yrs and it seems like that is when a lot of kids start to do well in their own bed.
I just lay her in her bed at bedtime around 7:30pm 8pm the latest, and she goes out like a light and stays that way till I wake her at 7am (I have to wake her to bring the other kids to the bus in the morning)
She is only 12 months, but slept through the night since 7 days old.
I would just keep putting her back to bed over and over again, till she knew and got the point that its still bed time. I briefly had to do that with my middle dd for about a week or so when she was around 16 months old.
My oldest did this until a few days ago but we always co slept , finally I had him help me rearrange and personalize his room so it wasn't so much of a play room and he realized it was his room and he wanted to be a big boy. Now he will go to sleep on his own and say there until morning.
My daughter has co slept with me from birth to her first birthday. When my husband returned from deployment we started putting her into her toddler bed. Then started waking up at 2 or 3. My husband puts our daughter to sleep everynight, because its a special thing between them.
I would love to co sleep but thats not an option because we just had our second daughter 10 weeks ago,and shes co sleeping. Theres no room on the bed for the whole family.
My daughter will not go to sleep for me (only at nap times, which all of us girls sleep together at naps) My husband isnt coherrant to wake her up and put her back to sleep a million times, he needs sleep because he goes to work at 4am.
Last night my husband put a gate up and left it there so when she gets up she cant come out. I went in and checked on her she was laying in bed crying, 30 minutes after screaming she fell asleep until 8 AM. Too harsh?
Quoting Jessica Leigh Simpson:" My daughter has co slept with me from birth to her first birthday. When my husband returned from deployment ... [snip!] ... I went in and checked on her she was laying in bed crying, 30 minutes after screaming she fell asleep until 8 AM. Too harsh?"
oh no :cry:. She was trapped, distressed and unable to get help or comfort :( Why can't you get another mattress beside your bed for her? or why can't he sleep in her room with her until she's more settled? it's a big change having a new sibling so she will naturally want lots more reassurance and comfort from you (asides from the fact it's normal for toddlers to not want to be alone all night). Have you talked to her about it?
Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:" :lol: Let me know when you find out. "
my son is almost 3 & STILL doesn't sleep through the night... having a baby on the way spells disaster for me lol