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Your child isn't getting enough sleep. I've been through exactly the same thing minus the baby and it has been excruciating. I empathize greatly. Good luck! http://www.babycenter.com/0_how-much-sleep-does-your-child-need_64915.bc


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We had this problem with our daughter. Due to her febrile seizures, a few times during high fevers we had her sleep in our bed so we'd know if she had a seizure. Before we knew what happened, she would only sleep in our bed. It took persistence on our part to get her to sleep in her own bed again. She didn't want to. (And honestly, who could blame her? ...


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Can you use the crib with one side removed? Our crib had one side you can take off, and it really helped with the transition. They still get the familiar crib, while getting used to getting in and out of the bed on their own. (We started with this by 1 year of age, though). Some kids need parents in their room while they fall asleep. (Our youngest at 2 ...


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Locking her in is one thing I would never try; this is very traumatizing, and will very likely reinforce any separation anxiety and attachment. I know this from experience (unfortunately), and will not try it again. Your daughter expects you to be there to comfort and reassure her when she is scared, and locking her in her room when she is expressing ...


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First off: welcome to having a two year old! This is something a lot of people go through at around this age, and certainly the crib going away at this point is a lot of the reason. Different approaches work for different children, and if you look around the sleep and bedtime tags, you'll see a lot of different solutions. The most important thing is to be ...


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I used to put my daughter to bed at 8 pm. As she was not tired enough to sleep I'd stay with her in the room pretending that I am very tired and ignoring anything she would do. That would be: "I want potty," ok that's fine; "I want water" ok you can have water; she would sing, ask me lots of questions, talk about anything, change her pyjama, change the end ...


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Your child's pediatrician or GP might be resource for managing this, and can also rule out a health condition that might be affecting the ability to sleep, for example, a thyroid imbalance. One thing to look at is what activities are available to her after bedtime. Her computer account should be shutting itself down at a certain time every evening. While ...


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Have you asked her why she resists bedtime so much? By 10 she should be fully capable of discussing this on an adult level. Ask her. Don't do it during bedtime, at least at first (though later on that may be necessary to get all of the details). Don't do it in an accusatory way. Just ask: "Why don't you like going to bed?" If it started recently, ...


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My advice only comes from other things I have read recently on this site - if I could find the exact questions again I would link them. First, I would read from a similar question for a 7-year-old. Try looking at This Answer. Communication is important because it keeps you from just shooting in the dark. You may have better luck by "counting down" until ...


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I have found that white noise can work wonders for blocking out the sounds of crying children. Turn on a fan, an air conditioner, radio static, or a white noise machine in each bedroom, and you will be amazed at how much it muffles the sounds from the other room. You might need to use a baby monitor or something similar to make sure that you can hear your ...


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I used to be afraid of a boogey man in my closet as a kid, and even sort of into my teens. When I figured out that 'the boogey man' was my mind assigning something tangible to an intangible fear, the fear of the boogey man went away. The 'boogey man' in my closet was actually the deep seated fear in my subconscious of my father, who was prone to enraged ...


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Currently our eldest sleeps in the next room to us, while our newborn sleeps in the same room as us This is actually a pretty good strategy as far as improving sleep quality for the eldest. BUT.... the downside is, it will have negative side effects: The eldest will have jealousy issues over NOT sleeping in your room Can be partially ameliorated by ...



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