2 year old sleep, can anyone help?

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Hanster85 Thu 07-Jan-21 20:29:53

Hi everyone!

Hoping someone can make everything better? confused

I have a two year old girl, who is TALL! She's the size of a three year old. At about 19 months she realised she could just jump out of her crib and since then, she's ended up in our bed. Before that she would play in her crib for a while, drink her bottle and eventually go to bed, but as soon as she realised she could just walk out her room - that was the end of that!

Because it was unsafe, we ordered her a new bed (which we are still waiting for!!) and have been lying with her in our bed until she falls asleep but it's taking forever! Tried leaving, she follows (she can open doors). We lie with he and she messes about endlessly - we've tried ignoring, being firm, affection/engaging softly, swapping between us! But bedtime is taking about about 1.5 hours every night!

My husband and I work full time and it's a big chunk of the evening just lay in a dark room and we are becoming quite disconnected. She's never been a good sleeper and it's an ongoing challenge!

When the new bed comes, she will be moving over into there, but will still likely have to lie with her.

What do we do??! confused Any tips?

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dchange Thu 07-Jan-21 21:43:49

No Advice. Currently in a dark room with little one. I have a 5 yr old as well so know they grow out of this in time ....well I hope

beargrass Thu 07-Jan-21 22:20:59

Can you have her - now - just on a mattress on the floor and also put a gate across her door? Then when the bed arrives, just install it?

Also you could get her a gro-clock so she knows not to get up until the sun is up maybe?

Hanster85 Thu 07-Jan-21 23:05:27

Oh @dchange that must be so hard! But if does make me feel better that I'm not the only one! Has your little one been like this for a long time or are they going through a phase?

@beargrass I'd not even thought about that, what a good idea. Going to have a think about that. Thank you!

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UPSmom Fri 08-Jan-21 01:57:50

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beargrass Fri 08-Jan-21 07:33:29

@Hanster85 the only thing I would say about the gro-clock is that they can become attached to them. So you'd need to always remember it when going anywhere!


dchange Fri 08-Jan-21 08:54:06

@Hanster85 think a phase. I can't leave her can cry out as she will do it for 5 hrs. So I just need to be patient and hope 😭

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bluebell34567 Sat 09-Jan-21 01:15:08

vooow thats very useful Kimber.

Hanster85 Sat 09-Jan-21 01:48:24

I'm confused @kimber, the website @bluebell34567 offered would only give me advice if I paid £49? Have I missed something?

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bluebell34567 Sat 09-Jan-21 13:32:10

kimber's message was to sell, so i was trying to hint that jokingly.

Hanster85 Sat 09-Jan-21 17:01:58

@bluebell34567 Oh haha! I thought I may have missed something! Sorry! Went over my head...grin

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