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2 year old just started screaming when put to bed!

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SnowWhite26 Sun 22-Oct-17 18:59:33

My just turned 2 year old has always loved bed and would normally quite happily go to sleep with no fuss. In the last 3 weeks we got rid of the dummy with suprizingly no fuss. In the last week or so she has started crying herself to sleep. Sometimes shes goes to sleep quicker than other nights but its always coz she wants another story or cuddles. Does anyone else have this issue and does it stop? Haha Thanks x

FATEdestiny Sun 22-Oct-17 20:10:40

Have you replaced the comfort of dummy sucking with another form of comfort? At 2 years old baby still needs that comforted, safe feeling in order to go to sleep.

I didn't drop the dummy until we reached the time when comforting was no longer needed (it's to do with emotional brain development apparently, there's a Sarah Ockwell-Smith article about it), which was around 4 years old (Sarah OS says "school age").

I'd give the dummy back of it was me. Sneek in once asleep and remove it so it's only used for the 5-10 mins to go to sleep and that's all. Better than no comfort and crying to sleep imo. Otherwise, try a comforter toy or similar?

CherriesInTheSnow Sun 22-Oct-17 20:13:11

Yah unfortunately my first thought was give the little one her dummy back - DD is only 2 and I couldn't bear to take her dummy, there's nothing wrong with comfort sucking at 2, they're still babies really smile

SnowWhite26 Sun 22-Oct-17 21:42:05

Well she has happily given it up and has about 3-4 cuddly rabbits. 2 of which are her favourites. She didn't really moan the first week and she has slept well without it. I didn't no if there could be another reason to the crying. Wouldn't she ask for it? Xx

FATEdestiny Sun 22-Oct-17 21:43:37

My daughter cut her first molars around her 2nd birthday, could it be that?

CherriesInTheSnow Sun 22-Oct-17 23:12:20

ah yes my DD turned 2 in early September and is definitely teething at the moment, poor thing. Hope she gets over it soon OP thlsmile

SnowWhite26 Mon 23-Oct-17 10:42:34

Oh yeah maybe. Difficult to tell isnt it. She is full of cold atm. I would give her dummy back but she kind of was ready to get rid if it, i have been really suprized she settles well with millions of rabbits smile Have you put a pillow in the cot yet? I haven't coz i didn't no if it was dangerous. Might help her breathe atm x

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