Posted in Sleep, Toddlers

Not sleeping

Hi everyone,, so I’m new to this app and just needed some answers. My 2yo is NOT sleeping. She’s up every other hour either looking for her binkie, looking for me, looking for my hand to hold.. and I’m TIRED. I’m a single mom and I do most of this on my own. Anyone have any reason why she would keep waking up? Or how to help her sleep better?

  • Anonymous
    Dec 06

    Could you give more details....is this new behavior? Does she wake up crying, irritable? Does she have all her teeth (to rule out teething)? Any new life changes?.....I ask all this because they could contribute to the “remedy” But - assuming nothing like teething or sick - just place her back in her bed each time she wakes up. Not talking, minimal eye contact. Place her back every time she gets up. And she’ll get the hint after maybe a day or 2. My 2yo regressed when dad deployed and this is the method I used (altho he’s potty trained so I had to take him to potty if he asked. But same method no talking). Once I used this method he was back on track in 2 days. Good luck.

  • Brittany
    Dec 06

    So I live with my father and unfortunately we don’t have that much space .. so we share a room AND a bed. She is currently sick but this behavior has been occurring before she caught a cold. She doesn’t have her two year old molars yet ?? So maybe that? Nothing has really changed

  • Anonymous
    Dec 06

    First thought is teething? But then also maybe he just testing her 2yo freedom 😏. I’d still try the no talking thing even tho you’re in the same bed. That way she knows “mommy is sleeping/unavailable. It’s nighttime”. Hoping the best for you. Losing sleep is No Joke!! 😖

  • Christina
    Dec 06

    My daughter was waking up and wanting to come into the bed with us for a few days and then I read an article about 2 yo teething + sleep. We gave her Motrin that night and she slept normally again. Check if she’s holding her cheek sometimes - could just be those pesky molars coming in. Good luck!

  • Rebecca
    Dec 06

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  • Taralea
    Thursday

    If she is getting 2 year old molars try either Tylenol or Motrin before bed. Seemed to help us when this happened!

  • Bree
    Friday

    My son sleeps much better when he has been active during the day and gets to let off some energy. Also no screen time before the whole shower, book, bed routine to help them wind down.

  • Brittany
    Friday

    Thanks everyone!!