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    Default Extremely Clingy Almost 2 Year Old

    I have an almost 2 year old who used to be a good sleeper and is now extremely clingy!

    She used to sleep all through the night and then she had a really bad cold and was extremely clingy so I ended up needing to sleep in her room while she was unwell and now she won't go to sleep unless I am in there sleeping with her. She will then wake up in the middle of the night, and then again around 3-5ish in the morning.

    She is not the sort of kid who will protest cry - she gets hysterical and then sobs in her sleep so I don't find letting her cry effective so I am open to any suggestions others may have of getting her to feel secure and to sleep through the night.

    Her bedtime routine is bath or shower, a little bit of a chill, teeth, drink then story in bed which has been the norm all along, and she has a comforter she sleeps with at night.

    Thanks in advance!

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    My kids went through this a couple of times so I would sit quietly on the floor in the dark next to their cot/beds until they were asleep. I wouldn't engage in any talking, just an occasional sssshhhh if needed.

    The next time I would sit a bit further away and over the next couple of nights move further and further away from their beds and inch away as they were almost asleep.

    After a couple of nights they would get used to sleeping on their own again.

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