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2 year won't sleep in bed after earthquake and moving country

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miriaminmx Sat 23-Sep-17 06:08:48

This is a little specific but hope someone might have some ideas. We are currently based in Mexico and moving country at the end of the month. My partner moved ahead of us to get things set up.
Between her dad being away and the recent earthquake, my 2 year old doesnt want to sleep alone.

She won't even going into her bed - she just stands there screaming. SO every night I have to lie with her in my bed until she falls asleep. This started just after her dad left the country.

Of course recent events have been traumatic, but apart from this her behaviour has been normal. I want to support her emotionally and show that she is loved and cared for, but don't want this to turn into a long term situation. We move in two weeks and I want to ensure that the move is as smooth and stable as possible for her.

Any ideas on how to get her back into her bed without opening an emotional can of worms?

BertrandRussell Sat 23-Sep-17 06:18:06

Honestly? Sleep with her while she needs it. Her feeling secure and loved is Moyer important than anything else at the moment.

NerrSnerr Sat 23-Sep-17 06:20:20

You're moving anyway in 2 weeks so I would sleep with her until then and see if she's any better in the new place.

TanteRose Sat 23-Sep-17 06:25:41

Come on, she's two and she needs you.
It's only a few weeks.

Mexico is a tragedy - hope you're okay sadflowers

PotteringAlong Sat 23-Sep-17 06:30:55

Just sleep with her, deal with this after you've moved flowers

fizzytonicplease Sat 23-Sep-17 06:42:47

Hopefully when you move she won't have the association with that room and an earthquake and also seeing her dad again my calm her.

DS who is 2.9 woke up during the earthquake in kos Greece, he had always been a great sleeper, however after the earthquake he kept waking and was getting upset going to bed so I would sit with him until he fell asleep he now has to sleep with a night light on which wasn't needed before. This took about 2weeks for him to calm down and get to sleep on his own, he does still mention it sometimes and is now a very light sleeper and if something bangs and wakes him he thinks it's another earthquake and needs calming.

We are moving back to the uk in two weeks so I'm hoping that once he is away from the room he associates with it, then he will be better. Just lots of reassurance and letting them talk about it.

I Hope you're ok too OP as it must have been very scary for you both.

miriaminmx Sat 23-Sep-17 06:44:46

Of course you are all right! And perhaps I should have explained that she's never has sleep problems before. This started before the earthquake and of course now I just want to show her live.

Perhaps the hard bit for me is that I have no time to get anything done. My evenings are spent waiting till she sleeps. So work, packing and anything else gets done until the wee hours of the morning. I'm beyond exhausted.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 23-Sep-17 06:46:17

Let her sleep with you. Work on stopping it when she is settled in her new home not now.

BertrandRussell Sat 23-Sep-17 07:17:52

If you stop trying to get her to sleep alone, and just cuddle her to sleep, you might find she goes to sleep more easily? Then you can get up and do a bit of packing sad

crazycatlady5 Sat 23-Sep-17 08:34:59

Poor little dot is scared and just wants her mum.

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