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    Default Please tell me this is jusy a phase!!!

    Hi everyone! My 2 year old has become very attached to me over the last few weeks. Nobody else but Mummy is good enough for her atm. I can deal with this even when it comes to child care drop off two days a week but what I am struggling with is her not sleeping in her cot the past two nights due to her yelling out for me whilst crying. She has ended up sleeping in bed with me (went and bought a bed rail for our bed so I am not kept awake worrying she will fall off) which means my quality if sleep is shocking due to being kicked & shoved all the time. Is this a normal phase for this age group to want Mummy so much? I adore her but need my quality sleep haha.


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    Opps! Typo in the title :-(


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    Yup phase. We went through this right one two. Just have to ride it out

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    Yep it's a phase. If you can put a mattress on the floor in her room and when she starts calling out for you go and sleep in her room (until the phase stops). This will stop her always wanting to come into your bed but let her know you are there and she is safe.

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    Agree with happymum try and not let it become a habit. I put a pillow in my DS room and stayed in there until he went to sleep. It took about a month to get back on track but it was better than interrupted sleep throughout the night. Also lots of hugs, high fives and praise when they sleep through. Even maybe a little prize to sweeten the deal (if she is old enough to understand).
    Another thing that works is leaving the door slightly open for them to hear you when you are doing your night time thing. Then shutting the door when they are asleep.

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    DD did this to me this morning. She sneaks into our bed and when DP has gone to work she scooches over and insists on having my arm around her.

    I'm really irritable and easily aggravated during the day, finding I'm having less and less tolerance for her terrible two behaviour.

    I too am hoping this will pass soon

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    Hey I'm in the club too! I've tried the mattress on the floor in his room thing. Sometimes it's enough, sometimes not. This morning he was awake between 1.30 and 4 on the mattress with me and had to be ON me in some way the whole time. But do you think he could keep still for more than 10 seconds? I just want my body back!

    I ended up being able to put him back in his bed but I had to be touching his back still before he would go to sleep.

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    Thank you so much for the advice you have all given! Will try lying on the floor beside her cot until she falls asleep and see if that works. I definitely dont want her ending up in our bed every night! We havent converted her cot yet but probably will be soon as we will tackle toilet training.


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    I should also add that she has only been doing it at night. Her day sleep is still great!


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