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16mo suddenly doesn't want to go to bed at night

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MissPenteuth Sat 09-Jul-11 20:40:43

16mo DD has, until recently, had a good bedtime routine. Bath at 7.30pm, bottle, then goodnight kiss and she'd go down happily at about 8pm, even giving Daddy a goodnight wave as he left the room. But a few days ago she decided she doesn't want to go to bed anymore. If DH puts her down she gets upset. She gets herself so worked up and just cries and cries. Leaving her to cry doesn't help, she just doesn't settle. If we let her pootle around till she's tired, she'll eventually fall asleep at about 9.30-10pm. But that's Too Late. Is this a temporary thing, or is there a known sleep regression at this age?

Please reassure me that things will return to how they were, or advise me how to change it for the better! smile

beachavendrea Tue 12-Jul-11 13:39:12

no advice just saying we are going through a similar thing, my ds 14 months for the last two nights has needed me to be beside his bed as he falls asleep, i am hoping it may be teeth.

i am hoping it will pass too!

ShushBaby Wed 13-Jul-11 21:29:18

We had this at around 16mo with dd. Lasted for a week or two, then she went back to settling well. Phew! I'm afraid for us the only solution was to leave her to it, popping in every few mins to say firmly 'night night'.

MissPenteuth Tue 19-Jul-11 11:17:13

Thanks for the replies. She's still not keen and DH or I usually end up lying down in our bed with her till she's asleep, then putting her in her own bed. I guess we'll just have to be firmer about putting her down. She also wakes at about 1am every morning and we take her into bed with us, but that's another problem for another time..

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