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    Default So frustrated with my toddlers bedtime battles

    Please i need some suggestions.

    We have a strict bedtime routine of bath, story a kiss and cuddle and then tucking her in.

    We are doing the supernanny sleep technique where we put her in bed, tell her its bedtime and kisses and cuddles and shut the door. The second time she gets up , the same but firmer and shorter. Each time after that we take her back to bed and say nothing, just tuck her back in. This is going on for 2.5 hours and doesnt seem to be improving.

    Im a sahm while dh works long hours and its just exhausting. I just feel like bursting into tears as she is very full on during the day.

    Shes 2 years and 7 months. Phase?

    Any suggestions?

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    Does she sleep during the day? If so could you try cutting out her day sleep?

    When DD3 won't go to sleep we tend to put her in the naughty corner (some don't believe in this but works for us) she's not usually there for that long before she hops in bed and goes to sleep or at least stays quiet in her bed.

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    Is she still having a nap? If she is, I would cut that out.
    Could you push back the time you start her bedtime routine so she is more tired when it starts?

    Take her to pick out a new quilt cover in a character she likes, pyjamas etc? Get her excited about going to bed.

    You could sit in her room and gradually move closer to the door/out of the room, I know it's not really what you want to do but it may save your sanity if it helps her to go to sleep easier.

    Good luck! x
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    Another technique that can work better is to settle child in bed, and then say you need to go toilet (or whatever excuse) and will be back in a minute.

    leave the room and return in a short period. you want to get back while child is still in bed, so it may be a minute, it may only be 10 seconds initially.

    praise them for staying in bed and stay for a little while then excuse yourself again. you then extend the time that you are out of the room, but the aim is to get back before they get out of bed so they get positive attention.

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG4 View Post
    Does she sleep during the day? If so could you try cutting out her day sleep?

    When DD3 won't go to sleep we tend to put her in the naughty corner (some don't believe in this but works for us) she's not usually there for that long before she hops in bed and goes to sleep or at least stays quiet in her bed.
    No she refuses to sleep during the day now so we have dropped the day nap. We use the naughty corner technique here too so may give that a shot at bedtime.

    Thanks.

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    Thanks for the other suggestions ill give them a whirl. Its great to hear what has worked for others.

    I want to avoid getting angry with her but theres only so much one can take. I need some chill time!

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    What time is bedtime?

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    Bedtime is 7:30.

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    She has 3 soft toys she sleeps with too

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    Would she go to sleep quicker if one of you sat with her in her room?


 

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