Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fellow Moms: Help!

I'm at my wits' end with trying to figure out how to get V to bed at night. After Hubster left to Afghanistan in December, I had the girls on a pretty strict daily routine. It made it easy to plan daily activities, meals, shopping trips, everything. Since we've been back from our R&R cruise though, I've had the most difficult time getting V to nap and go to bed at night which pretty much throws everything off.

The face of an angel...
 Before leaving her with my parents, V used to go to bed at 8:30 and sleep perfectly through the night. Now it's a miracle if shes in bed by 10:30. Along with going to bed way too late, somehow she makes her way down to my bed at night. I usually don't even notice until the morning. I know this all has to do with the fact that she slept between my parents for a week and usually they are up until 10 or 11.

I've tried going back to our normally routine, to which she violently protests. Warm milk doesn't work. Children's cough syrup with sleep aid doesn't work (in my defense, she did have a cough). I locked her bedroom door and she busted the lock. I've let her fall asleep on the couch before taking her upstairs. One night I tried letting her sleep on the couch. So moms, any ideas for getting this bundle of joy to sleep in her own bed all night? I don't want her in my bed and I don't want her screaming through the house waking up the baby..


  1. My daughter is going through the same thing right now with her teething baby--she is miserably tired right now. it's just one of those things every mother has to go through. Eventually you have to let them learn how to calm themselves and fall asleep when it's time. One of the hardest things to do when you are a parent! Newest follower from the GFC blog hop. Would love for you to visit and follow back. Thanks for sharing!

  2. It might have something to do with her being worried about you leaving again and she doesn't want to go to bed in case you leave?
    Hopefully it will pass soon.

  3. Thanks for stopping by www.boys-oh-boys.com, and the Tea on Tuesday Social Hop!!!

    Try to get back on the routine so she knows what to expect. I don't really have any other suggestions, because I have always just done what "works for them". With my middle son he would not sleep in a room by himself EVER. He co-slept with us until 8 months, and we moved his port-a-crib to the living room, and then eventually into his own room, which he made clear wasn't going to happen! So we moved his crib into my older son's room. They have happily shared a room ever since. Just take a deep breath and hopefully it passes soon!


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