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chan321 Mon 18-Apr-16 07:07:25

I need some advice! My little girl is 2yrs 4 months. Up until a month ago she slept fantastic, in bed by 7:30 kiss good night off to sleep she would go and then she would wake around 7ish after sleeping all night. Fast forward a month and a weeks holiday with some late nights and transition to her junior bed later and it's ridiculous. Her dad made the mistake of sitting with her one night while she went to sleep and now she expects it and cries when I leave the room. She won't go for her nap now and if she does its at 4/5ish when she just can't stay awake any longer and puts herself on the sofa for a nap. Obviously after that there's no chance of a 7:30 bedtime so she ends up going bed really late and then it's taking me ages to settle her down, and then we are up at 6:15 on the dot. She's absolutely shattered this morning sad and so am I. I'm 24 weeks pregnant.

It's been a long time since she had any sleep problems so I don't really know what to do or what the best approach is here. How can I get her to nap in the day at a reasonable time? And how do I get her back to going to sleep without someone in the room?

Sorry it's a bit long! Any helpful advice would be great smile

Icecappedpinetrees Mon 18-Apr-16 07:18:49


Lilipot15 Wed 20-Apr-16 19:18:44

I've just seen this but I'm afraid I've no pearls of wisdom - exactly the same has happened to us. We've had about 8 months of good sleep from our two year old (albeit with a newborn baby during those months so clearly not good sleep for us!) and one night she told OH to stay in room, and now we're having to lie in her room till she's asleep. I've tried telling her I need the loo / need to tidy up / need my such luck.
I've asked around and it seems there's quite a lot of us needing to be with toddlers whilst they get to sleep. Tough when you're pregnant though.

FATEdestiny Thu 21-Apr-16 21:53:38

I'd go back to the cot.

Many underestimate the security a child gets from feeling enclosed by the cot walls.

My children have all been 3 before they were emotionally ready for the exposed feeling in a bed.

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