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3 years ago
My daughter just turned 2 and she is waking up between midnight and 1am and then wont go back to sleep. She was always a good sleeper and then all of a sudden was wanting her back rubbed before she went to bed at night. I quickly relized what was happening and stopped doing that. But now I have to stand in her room next to her until she falls asleep and then sneak out. When she wakes up in middle of night she again wants the same thing but doesnt fall asleep as fast, so I end up being awake for hours in the middle of the night. I have cracked a few times and brought her into our bed just because I was soo tired. I know that is the wrong thing to do but Im running on empty. I have tried the letting her cry thing and it just seems to get her more worked up so she is wide awake at that point. She is still in a crib but a few months ago we took the front part off and put on a safety rail so she is basically in a toddler bed now. I have thought about putting the crib rail back on but she did so well for the first few months. I know I created this problem but now I dont know how to fix it! Please help!

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3 years ago
unless she is climbing out of the crib I would put the railing back on. As far as getting her to stay in her room with-out crying in the middle of the night, maybe give her a book or 2, or a stuffed animal (just 1 or 2 items) as a comfort. When she wakes up you can either check on her, tell her it's bed time and she must go to sleep. Turn on soothing music ( an album called Blush by Plumb always works for me.) and leave the room. She might cry, but if you really stick to it after the first week she should be going right back to sleep on her own. I hope this helps.
3 years ago
unless she is climbing out of the crib I would put the railing back on. As far as getting her to stay in her room with-out crying in the middle of the night, maybe give her a book or 2, or a stuffed animal (just 1 or 2 items) as a comfort. When she wakes up you can either check on her, tell her it's bed time and she must go to sleep. Turn on soothing music ( an album called Blush by Plumb always works for me.) and leave the room. She might cry, but if you really stick to it after the first week she should be going right back to sleep on her own. I hope this helps.
3 years ago
I suggest reading Elizabeth Pantley's "No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers."  This is normal.  Nothing you are doing is "wrong" if it works for your family.  You just need a plan to get back on track.
3 years ago
I suggest reading Elizabeth Pantley's "No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers."  This is normal.  Nothing you are doing is "wrong" if it works for your family.  You just need a plan to get back on track.

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