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    Default Toddlers sleeping advice needed!!!!

    My dd is 20mths and never been the best sleeper. We've tried every approach, even had a baby whisperer out at 7mths which worked until 12mths.

    anyhow, we have been trying everything and we are now at the "big girl bed" stage. She has a cot that converts so just taken then side off. She loves it! Goes for her day sleep (most days) and will go off to sleep at night. The issue is during the night, she gets up and comes down to our room to "hang out" with me. She has always been up twice a night or so and at least now the tantys have stopped, because she can get out!!!!!!

    So what I'm asking is, what do I do each time she gets up at night? Just walk her back continuously till she gets the idea is what I'm assuming. I just wanted some ideas from the smart ladies on BH. OR do we put the side back on her cot?!?!

    We're both so tired she out herself back to bed at 9 today! I work from home so am lucky, but am thinking of taking a second job and couldn't go for an interview with these big bags under my eyes!!!
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    I'd walk her back to bed continuously. No emotion, no feedback from you, just walk her back, tuck her in and leave the room. That's just me though, others may have other options.

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    Agree with preggasaurus. Just keep taking her back. Try really hard not to give her any attention, not even talking to her or making eye contacting if you can avoid it. Putting the sides back up isn't really teaching her to stay in bed, you're just containing her.
    I'm sure you've got a few sleepless nights ahead of you, good luck!

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    Yep, I'd just keep taking her back to her bed. No talking or emotion (could get tough after the 20th trip). If there wasn't any improvement after a week or 2 I would probably just put the side back on and try again a bit later.

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    Thanks ladies,

    Yes, I've decided to just keep walking her back, I know it might be a long long few nights, but it needs to be done.

    I don't turn in any lights at night, its all done in the dark, so limited eye contact should be fine.

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