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Why will she suddenly not go to sleep? 2 yo monster!

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CountessDracula Thu 20-Jan-05 20:28:49

My 2 and 4 months dd has always been a good sleeper. Best of all she has always gone down without a murmur. Suddenly she is screaming in her cot until 10 or 11 every night and I can't handle it.

We have cut out her nap, tried calming her down etc, she is the same as normal except she suddenly will do anything not to go to bed. Have tried just leaving her and popping up every so often, she throws out her bear and dummy and keeps demanding more bottles. I am at my wits' end with this. Dh and I hardly see each other alone without a backdrop of wailing.

Any advice?

Mum2girls Thu 20-Jan-05 20:40:18

CD - I had exactly the same problem with my DD at around the same age...she would get hysterical quite frankly.

Does she have a nightlight?

CountessDracula Thu 20-Jan-05 21:42:05

Yes and the door left open

Amazingly, I got up from typing this post, went in and shouted at her and said I had had enough of her being naughty and lo and behold she went to sleep!

Mum2girls Thu 20-Jan-05 21:49:19

That's the solution then!

Bradbox Sun 23-Jan-05 21:30:21

Our twin daughters aged 20 months started screaming for hours every night. We've now had a few days without problems.

We now spend more time winding them down each evening, and keep a side light (much brighter than a night-light) on in their room for a good couple of hours after they've fallen asleep.

Hope this helps.

mummylonglegs Mon 24-Jan-05 12:31:25

Is she still doing it CD? Or was it a 'phase'.

Sigh ...

CountessDracula Mon 24-Jan-05 13:47:11

She seems to have got over it. Thanks goodness for that.

myermay Mon 24-Jan-05 13:54:33

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hayleylou Mon 24-Jan-05 14:19:18

I had same problem with ds aged 2. After speaking to HV she suggested reading to him and then wait until he fell asleep, it used to take us up to 3 hours some times but now it can be done in 10 minutes. It took about a week so stick at it things will get better

mummylonglegs Mon 24-Jan-05 15:52:01

Oh, I am glad. I wasn't looking forward to this stage, dd's a month younger than yours ...

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