My daughter is 1 year and 8 months old. She will not sleep through the night. She goes down to sleep most nights but now can climb out of the crib and open doors. She won't go down at night and I do a steady routine before bed. If I hold the door she fights it for up to 2 hours. I have been doing this for over 2 months and she still fights for 2 months.
During the night she often wakes up regularly around 11:30pm and 2:30am. When I go to check on her I never pick her up just lay her down or put her back in her crib. She usually takes up to an hour to go back to sleep.
Last night she kept leaving her room. After the 10th time I couldn't take it anymore so I put her down and sat in her room by the door. She sat in her crib for 2 hours and just watched me and didn't go to sleep. After I had enough I went to bed and she cried and came out and came into my bed. In 5 seconds she fell asleep and woke up at her normal time.
I have recently started weaning her off breast milk over the last 3 months. It also seems like during the day when we are playing she is not really interested in breast feeding but if I am laying on the couch with her day or snuggling with him she all of a sudden wants breast milk from me and climbs on top of me and pulls my shirt up. Sometimes it just feels like she is doing it for attention or bonding or to be close to me.
Her bedtime is usually around 8pm or 8:30 pm and she wakes up whenever around 7:30 to 8am daily. She has a 1 hour nap each day.
I am at my wits' end and now that she can climb out of her crib and open doors I don't know what to do. Her 3-year-old sister sleeps fine and was never an issue.