ok, so my daughter is 28 months. she hasn't had a dummy for around 2 months but just in the last couple weeks she will not go to sleep at night. She won't let me leave the room or she carries on and throws herself around so she ends up hurting herself, but if I stay in there, she just is really silly and mucks around whether i engage or not.
We have tried sitting in the room ignoring her, but she just gets silly.
I have tried patting her on the back but it only works for so long then she springs awake again.
I have tried singing to her, which used to work.
I have tried putting her in bed with some books, which works sometimes.
I have tried skipping the day sleep, but she always falls asleep at around 4pm and then makes night time even worse. It doesn't help that childcare is 15 minutes from home, so the car ride puts her to sleep if she hasn't had a day sleep.
last month she was happily being left in her room to read, roll over and go to sleep. Now she is taking until almost 10pm every night to go to sleep and it's making both dh and i exhausted!
any ideas would be appreciated...