Dd age 2.3 has been in her "big girl bed" for just over a month now and we have to do anywhere between half an hour and 3 hours rapid return every single night. It's as if she is tired and ready for bed at 7-7.30, but as soon as we've bathed her and put her into bed she gets a rush of energy and spends hours leaping out of bed, playing with toys and generally not sleeping
Anyone had anything similar? Is it just a case of waiting it out?
Our friend advised to put a stair gate on her door and just leave her but I hate the thought of leaving her crying at stair gate each night.
I find a bath gets my girls going rather than winding down. Why not try a morning bath (or skip it for a couple of days). It could just be what I refer to as the "crash and burn" episode as they get increasingly manic.
I'm interested as DD2 is 2.7 and should really be out of her cot, but at he moment she says she doesn't want a bed and wants to keep her mobile (attached to side of cot).
I'm happy to oblige as this defers what OP is going through.
Thanks, I reckon she would cry at the stair gate but who knows, could be worth a try? I'm happy to let her play in her room it's just the constant getting out of bed and coming looking for us
It could be worse however and I suppose it's not been that long in the grand scheme of things, it's just on supernanny they have a week or so of it then the child sleeps straight away! Maybe I'll show dd that so she knows what she has to do