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    Default Why has my 27mth started screaming when I put her to bed.???

    My lil miss Chloe,27mths, has over the last couple of week increasingly become more and more determined to scream louder each night when it's bed time and I don't know why..
    she used to go to bed between 7:30-8:30 not problem but now come bed time there are tears and tantrums, screaming and getting herself that worked up she gets in a little mini breathing fit.
    She goes to daycare Nd has now only one nap per day usually between 1.5-2hrs so I don't believe she's overtired.
    After dinner it's the same routine, bath,teeth,book and bed.
    she used to run to bed happy but now soon as we say "bed time" the waterworks start before she has even entered her bedroom.
    the other night she SCREAMED for over an hour before I resorted to sitting in her room while she cried and gradually lied down to fall asleep from exhaustion.
    she has a queen bed in her room along with her cot and for good couple months refused to sleep in the cot so we let her sleep in the "big bed" which she did with no major problems like falling out.
    I can't nurse her every night so she settles,give her a dummy or sleep in the big bed with her as I can't get a full nights sleep myself so I am now looking for HELP!!
    any suggestions...thoughts...ideas as to what I can do or maybe why she seemed to go backwards with her sleeping and bedtime.


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    Would love to know cause my DD is the se. Tried leaving her cry went in every 3 mins to settle her she cried for an hr n half all up unt she vomited only way I can get her to sleep is in my bed on the matress on floor in her room with her or on couch with me.

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    Subbing too. My ds is 25m and has started the same about 4 weeks ago. We have no idea what to try next, he's always been such a good sleeper

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    Maybe something scared her but can't put it into words to explain...
    Could have been something on tv or something someone said, they can have wild imaginations at that age and maybe a stuffed animal came to life on tv and now she's scared hers will too or maybe she heard someone's parent left at night time and now she thinks you'll leave...
    just a thought...

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    We've got the same issue here. Our dd would go to sleep relatively easily at around 7pm for the last 4 weeks it's been taking 1 - 2 hours to settle her at night. We thought maybe she was too awake so decided to stop her afternoon nap by 3pm, but it's made no difference at all.

    I left her to cry for a few minutes the other night (my back couldn't handle more rocking of my tall 14kg dd) in the chair ... then I went back in (it had been about a minute that I left her) and found she'd vomited because she was so angry I'd left her in her cot!

    I agree that maybe it's anxiety related and I vaguely recall my ds going through this phase but I can't recall what age he was or what helped ... wish I did!

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    My DS is 27 months and has just been through this apparently there's a big sleep regression around 2yrs old we just had to ride it out kept his routine exactly the same so he knew what to expect and spent an hour of quiet time before bed it lasted about a month but he now goes to sleep as soon as I put him to bed it was a hard horrible month but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. At the beginning we thought he may be needing a later bed time or shorter day nap so we tried both of these and neither made a difference he would still be awake for 1-2 hours and then exhausted in the morning because he'd not had enough sleep overnight so the only advice I can offer is stick to your routine and give lots of extra cuddles I found this was enough to calm my LO down so he would at least stay on his bed even if he was awake and talking

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    Do they have a special bear or anything they sleep with? We introduced a teddy at around 18 months with our 2 lo. They were good sleepers but going from cots to beds we had a few dramas. The teddies helped we said things like if you feel alone your bear (said its name) is here. He will keep you safe & give you sweet dreams. We bought the bears new, let them choose them. It sounds a little too simple but they have the best imaginations & we played on that. The kids would tell us stories about how the teddy comforted them in the night & we went along with it. Dd is now 5 & she still sleeps with him.

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    i did that too but kicked myself as she got to used to me being in the bed...onlymade it harder for her to settle

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    thank you ladies for the replies.
    she has numerous teddies i even bought a new one on the weekend but that distracted her for about 10 minutes at bed time. i tried the later to bed or earlier to bed...didnt work. she has also started to wake again about midnight to which i have resulted in giving her a small warm bottle becuase she is a little hard to settle and i dont want to give her a dummy. im hoping it another wonderful faze that comes with having a 2yo lol.

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    I have found since my DD has turned 2 that she is much more strong willed and tries to exert her influence much more, trying to see how much she can get away with. We have found it best to just stay consistent with routines. We also try to give her as much choice over things that dont matter as much e.g would you like a pear or an apple? do you want to wear your dora pjs or the star pjs. Bedtime though is non-negotiable, and we dont deviate from the routine as much as possible.
    I have also found at this age kids start to experience separation anxiety more, so anything you can do to try and provide comfort that you are not far away as well as trying to foster some independence during the day I have found helps.

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