My nearly 2 1/2 year old daughter has now started waking up during the night mostly after 1am and waking into our room. We recently took down the cot side rail (it was one of those that converts into a bed) becuase she was able to scale up and over it. For safety and for transition we turned it into a bed (still cot size).
However she can now get in and out when she feels like it and that happens many times during the night. We promptly take her back to the room and tell her that it is not time to get up and needs to go to sleep. Yet 15 mins later she is back in the room. This could happen 6-7 times over a 2-3 hr period.
She does not cry or complain about going back to bed and will climb back in herself, but just does not stay there. She calmy walks out of her room and pretty much stands next to our bed.
Until 2 months ago she would happily sleep through the night, maybe waking up once on the odd occassion.
We put her down between 8pm - 8:30.
Temperature is kept stable as we have a externally connected air conditioner. She has white noise that has been used since she was a baby. She still has 1-2 hours afternoon sleep also.
Is there anything we can do?