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Old 01-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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What happened to my sweet toddlers? They are turning into 2 yos

This past two weeks have been horrible. They have been clingy, whiny, throwing fits and waking 2-3 times a night and screaming. So I have to get up and rock them for a while. Over the last week they had the stomach flu. Those were awful nights. Changing clothes and sheets cleaning them up and such.

Where did my sweet little ones go? Anyone else having these issues?

How do I get them to self pacify again when they wake at night?

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #2
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How old are they exactly? Could it e teeth? I've doing DD to be very different with her molars than with other teeth. She has been clingy and a bit whiny and waking at night, but not the screaming and fever and runny Nose that accompanied her other teeth. I though maybe she was in a sleep regression or maybe on the verge of getting a cold...and then I spotted the molars creeping in.
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No definite advice But just throwing these thoughts out here.

Definitely check the teething status.
Maybe they are going through a growth spurt and need more food?
how long before bed do they have the last meal?
maybe just a Diaper change?
Maybe try different pillow or blanket?
Are they afraid of the dark? Or don't like light?
If they use a pacifier, Can you clip it on the PJ's so they Can take it back in their sleep?
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They are 21 nearly 22 months. I can feel a molar or two underneath the gums, but not trying to poke the gums yet. They will only sleep with one particular blanket each. They are thumb suckers so no paci needed. Occasionally they need a diaper change most times not. The pattern seems to be 10:30 & 3:30am. They went to bed way late on Christmas Eve, slept poorly, and haven't been the same since.
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No definite advice But just throwing these thoughts out here.

Definitely check the teething status.
Maybe they are going through a growth spurt and need more food?
how long before bed do they have the last meal?
maybe just a Diaper change?
Maybe try different pillow or blanket?
Are they afraid of the dark? Or don't like light?
If they use a pacifier, Can you clip it on the PJ's so they Can take it back in their sleep?
They eat at about 6 pm and get baths and bed starting at 7. They eat all they want. I don't take them out until they tell me all done and hand me their plates. Forgot those sorry.
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Re: What happened to my sweet toddlers? They are turning into 2 yos

I've been struggling for the past month with my 2.5yr old. Got back my Happy Sleep Habits book from a friend and seems like she has 'learned' to wake up at night to get attention/snuggles/whatever. We're doing the back-to-bed-with-no-talking-or-eye-contact now to get her back to sleeping well. Prefaced it with "We asked the Doctor and she said we all need more sleep than we are getting so from now on..."

It's only day two and while it is a rough ride, I'm hopeful we'll be back to sleeping-through-the-night in another couple days.

Good luck, mama.

ETA: forgot to mention mine has been clingy/whiny, too, and I suspect it's a mixture of not enough sleep & no normal routine for the last month!
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