I wish I had a magic ball to tell me why my 2 year old is not sleeping AT ALL. Wednesday night she didn't want to go to sleep. After about 4 times of us going in, saying "nighty night" and a quick rub of her back, she finally fell asleep. Then, something scared the dog around 12:30am, and she barked and woke everyone up. The older two girls went right back to sleep. Not our 2 year old. She screamed and cried. Finally, my husband took her in the guest room and slept with her there. We are at a loss on what to do. We try to let her cry a bit so that she can learn to put herself back to sleep. Not working! She ends up waking up her sisters as well. Then, we take the approach of bringing her to the guest room. That works, but we do not like it because we are reinforcing negative behavior and teaching her it is okay to wake up every single night. She isn't sick, she isn't teething, she just is not sleeping!!! We have an appt with the ENT Monday to see if there is anything happening with her ear tubes. Maybe that is it? We ordered a big girl bed thinking maybe her toddler bed is not comfortable anymore. If when her bed arrives and she still doesn't sleep, I will be at my wits end.
Has anyone experienced this with their children? Any advice, suggestions etc? She is happy as a clam in the morning while Mommy and Daddy are wondering how we are going to make it through the day! Sleep is not overrated :-)
Sorry no Fabulous Friday Find this week, but enjoy your Friday and I hope it is FABULOUS!!!
You know the only people who are always sure about the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.~ Bill Cosby
Hi I'm Jen, married to my best friend for 16 years and a Mom to 3 beautiful, energetic daughters. My blog is about life, learning to live with Grace and Girls Raised In The South (GRITS). Thanks for spending some time in my small part of the world! I hope you find a story you can relate to and you'll want to come back!
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