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2 year old cries herself to sleep every night

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heslimedme Tue 26-Jul-16 19:49:24

Never had any problems before. My twin girls have always been very good sleepers and have gone to bed largely without issues.

For the last month though one of them now will scream and scream when it comes to putting to bed after a story.

I've tried sitting with her and cuddling until she settles and then popping her back in cot, which can take half an hour or more but no amount of comforting seems to work, she will grab at my clothing and i have to prise her off. She just shouts and screams for more cuddles.

It's so upsetting for everyone and I don't know how to deal with it except for leaving her to shout which can go on for 15 mins.

I cant now go down and re tuck her in as it just starts her off again. Any ideas as to what's going on or how to deal with it better would be much appreciated.

InsaneDame Fri 29-Jul-16 20:12:54

Sorry, no advice. Just that my 2.4 yo has started doing this the last few nights - it's like a switch has flicked and suddenly he is petrified of being left alone in his room. I miss listening to him chatting and singing himself to sleep sad I'm hoping it's a phase that won't last long. Also considering moving him into a bed from his cot in the hope it might snap him out of it.....

heslimedme Tue 02-Aug-16 22:32:29

Yes, that's what its like for mine. She seems terrified but her sister is there with her and trying to comfort her which is very sweet.

I miss being able to tuck her in and having her say night night.

InsaneDame Wed 03-Aug-16 07:54:54

Sorry you are still struggling - mine is happy to go to bed again now and back to chatting to himself - it only lasted 6 bedtimes. We used to shut his door at bedtime but we have started leaving it open a couple of inches which seems to have sorted him out. Have you tried changing something in her environment?

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