Help! Toddler suddenly won't go to bed

(3 Posts)
PiafPilaf Wed 13-Jul-16 23:00:53

We have been very lucky that DD, who is 2, has always been a good sleeper - until about two months ago. Almost overnight she has turned into a demon at bedtime. We do teeth, nappy, pjs, sometimes In The Night Garden, and two stories in bed. This has always been fine but now almost as soon as we've shut her bedroom door she's up and out of her room and whining, sometimes crying, sometimes throwing her toys down the stairs, saying she wants to go downstairs, etc etc.

We have tried everything we can think of - singing to her, bringing her downstairs (and trying to make it as boring as possible for her!), staying in her room and pretending to sleep (and often falling asleep...). A few times we have left her on the landing singing loudly, or sometimes whining - we don't leave her screaming - and a couple of times she has actually fallen asleep on the landing - even if sleepy she'll refuse to go to bed.

I'm getting really fed up of not having an evening. It's taking two hours or more to get her to sleep. We've tried cutting down her nap, eliminating it completely, letting her nap for longer, putting her to bed later, putting her to bed earlier... I just don't know what else to try! Any suggestions would be extremely welcome!

newmumwithquestions Fri 15-Jul-16 07:39:00

I'm sorry I have no idea but feel your pain. My just under 2 year old has also morphed into a sleep-refusing crazy purple minion. One day mini human, the next purple minion. I'm hoping someone knowledgeable will come on our threads...,

Abella Fri 22-Jul-16 21:58:09

I wish someone would come back to you as this is exactly my same situation now too... Nightmare!

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