It's been almost a month now and I can't keep my daughter in her bed all night. Putting her to bed is never a problem, but she wakes up in and hour or two and starts yelling for me as she heads for our bedroom. If she doesn't yell, she just comes to our room to get me. I take her back to her room and go back to bed and it happens again in another hour or two. There have been 2 or 3 where we haven't had any other option but to let her stay with us because we simply need the sleep. I generally wake up between 5 or 6 in the morning and do a lot of driving for work, so I can't afford to be tired. My DH has some early mornings too and has almost an hour commute. We have tried the reward system but it doesn't work with her. HELP!! We're exhausted and don't know what to do!!
Buy a king size bed. That's what we did. Lol. Our 2.5 yr old does it every night now. We don't hear him of anything and wake up with him there. Sneaky little stinker. But if we do hear him we do the same, and you can only do what you can. Good luck
I would just keep putting her back. I would guess it's continuing for this long because sometimes you give in and let her stay. She's betting she can wear you down. I get that you can't be tired for work but you aren't helping the situation when you allow her to stay. Maybe take turns with your hubby and say the next 2 nights he has to get up and keep putting her back and then the next 2 nights you'll do it. As soon as you cave once, you'll be back to square one. If you stay strong, I would guess she'll get the hint pretty quickly. Sometimes, as parents, we just have to be inconvenienced if we want something done right. I wish there was an easier answer but that's it.
My son is the same way.When it comes to staying in his bed or trying to make him sleep in his bed really. He pitches the biggest fit to and will cry to the point of making himself throw up. Then we have to give him another bath, change his bed covers, clean up the mess and so on. It's just became "easier" to put him in our bed and not have to deal with the trouble of trying to make him sleep in his own bed. He's only 22 months old so I'm hoping that he will stop this madness!!
Sounds like she need some one on one time you you. Do you have a schedule time that is just for the 2 of you?
But I would put up a baby gate. Thats what I did with mine. If she cant get out, then she will end up playing and falling back to sleep. If she screams, dont go up to her (unless its the scared or hurt cry) and just tell her over and over. Sun is night night. (DDname) needs to night night. If she want to stay up, thats up to her. But she isnt getting out.
This will teach her that the middle of the night is not time for mom and dad time.