My DD is 2.5 and for the last 7 months she is a nightmare to put to bed. Her bedtime is 8pm but most nights she's still awake at 10pm sometimes later. We have tried everything. Her bedtime routine hasn't changed. She has dinner, bath, playtime, story and then bed. These are some of the things we have tried:
Leaving her door open with the hallway light on/off
Laying in bed with her
Returning her to her bed everytime she gets up with no talking/eye contact.
Talking to her about our expectations of her at bedtime
Shutting her door and going in and out to settle
Everything we try ends up with her screaming/crying uncontrollable. Once we get her to sleep she will usual wake through the night and either end up in our bed or I have to sleep in her bed.
I don't know what to do. I'm also up with my DS at least 1 to 2 times a night. Baby no. #3 is on it's way.
Any advice or help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated.