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Old 12-22-2007, 07:48 AM   #11
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Re: Sooooo frustrated! I wish I never took the crib apart...

we mostly co-sleep at night but are trying to transition her to the toddler bed. Here is my other BIG issue...lol...I can't seem to put her in her own room. My mom never made my sisters and I sleep in our own rooms. I am paranoid that something will happen to her since I am not right there....yes, I know I am nuts

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Old 12-22-2007, 08:43 AM   #12
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Re: Sooooo frustrated! I wish I never took the crib apart...

I know where you are coming from mamma. I felt the same way until my kiddos were over a year old. I was paranoid too; but then came the time that I just needed uninterrupted sleep (as much as possible). Really if you safety proof their room then they should be fine. The likelihood that they will have some sort of freak accident is probably the same as if you were in the room with them. Meaning they wouldn't be at any higher risk for accidents. It sounds like you really want the nap/night in own room thing to work, so I'd go with that. Maybe your mom was perfectly fine with you two being in her room. If you want your dd in your room, maybe you can explore other options, like a bed for her in your room. But overall, it sounds to me like she is just testing her limits. If she knows that she can act up and not have to lie down and take a nap, she will keep pushing until you give in and say fine, no nap. You could try the gentler approach like taking her back to her room like the other posters suggested. I know that works too. I have stong-willed children and it would have been a NIGHTMARE for us to do this method. Hence the reason we just let them cry it out. And, we only did it after I felt they were old enough to understand that it was about their bed-time routine, not mommy/daddy abandoning them. So, they are fine. They both sleep in their own rooms for the most part (with the exceptional bad dream, need a drink of water, etc.). I hope you get some relief soon!
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:03 AM   #13
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Re: Sooooo frustrated! I wish I never took the crib apart...

If it were me I would just put the crib and crib tent back up since it was working before. Some kids just do better to stay in their cribs a little longer. My youngest is 23 months and will probably stay in his crib until he's 3 like DD and DS2 did. My oldest went to a toddler bed when he turned 2 and it was such a pain. My kids have just not been ready for the big kid bed until 3 maybe your daughter is the same way.
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:06 PM   #14
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I didn't read ALL the others suggestions, but mine would be to try to put her down earlier. Once my DD's get to the "tired" stage it's too late for peaceful slumber. We've never had nap or bed time issues. (niether DD liked to sleep through the night, but went to bed like angels LOL)

With my soon to be 2yr old (Jan) all I have to do is ask "are you ready for your nap?" she will say yes or nod her head then down she goes. My 4yr old still naps too.

Bedtime routine begins at 7pm, with potty, teeth, jammies, play, and stories and in bed at 8pm. We're pretty flexible, sometimes we play alot and only get 1 story read, other nights we're not in the play mood so we read a lot.

But we have to be within 20 minutes of our routine, or all bets are off.

I can't stress enough watch for cues like eye rubbing, or yawns and get them down asap from the first sign. It may take several sessions, but consistancy is key.

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