My situation is a little complicated. I have a 2 yo daughter that spends half of the week with me and the other half with her father. We recently both decided that it was time to move from a crib to a toddler bed, which was great at first.
Recently her father had to move back in with his mother because his apartment flooded. He's been living with her for roughly 6 months. Since there aren't enough bedrooms for everyone to have their own room, my daughter sleeps in her grandmother's room. At my apartment, she has her own room.
Apparently when she spends the night there, she sleeps through the night pretty well, and will occasionally stir, but go back to sleep when she sees her grandmother in the room. When she spends the night at my apartment, she wakes up every single hour of the night and screams for me to comfort her. At first, she wouldn't go back to sleep unless I sat by her bed until she fell asleep, and she would open her eyes every few seconds, just to check that I was still there.
I eventually got her out of that by standing outside her door where she couldn't see me and assuring her that I was still there every time she woke up. However, she still wakes up every hour screaming to see me and I have to get up 6 to 7 times a night to get her a bottle, or tuck her in (again), or change her diaper. It's terrible for both of us, but I have no idea what to do.
She also wakes up at 5, which is hard to discourage since that's the time she gets up with her grandmother. I'd be okay with the early rising, if she would just sleep through the night and I could get more than 1 consecutive hour of sleep at night. Any advice?