Posted in Siblings, Sleep, Multiple Children, Preschoolers

Toddler sleep issues since bringing home new baby sister.

Help!! My 4yr old used to be the "perfect" little sleeper (8am-8pm, no issues) since bringing home her new little sister (who is now 3mths old) she now struggles to get to sleep, sometimes she is still awake at 10pm and now she also wakes up every night around 2am to come into our bed and is sometimes awake for 2hrs. As an already sleep deprived mumma, I'm coming to my Witt's end. We've kept her routine the same, the only thing that has changed is the addition of the baby (which is a big deal I know!) Would love to hear from any others who have been through the same thing and solutions that have worked.

  • Foufou
    Oct 26, 2018


  • Sam
    Oct 26, 2018

    I would just walk in to her room and quickly tell her "it's night time, time to go back to sleep" put the covers on her or give her a kiss and walk out. Short, to the point. She'll most likely cry but shes gonna fall back to sleep. I did this with my youngest when he started doing that random waking up. Soon she will catch on that she isn't going to get what she wants and go back to being a good sleeper.

  • Danielle
    Oct 26, 2018

    Yessss!!!! My 2yo did this right after #2 was born! She would almost make herself sick crying when it was time to put her in bed and we spent no less than an hour with her until she fell asleep. She would then wake up a few hours later and we put her in bed with us when we couldn’t get her back into her own bed. Honestly, I thought it wasn’t ever going to end! But with a strong bedtime routine and a lot of patience, she was back to sleeping consistently in her own bed with minimal issues after a month or so.... It will get better, it may take a lot of time but it will get better! Hang in there!

  • Cesar
    Oct 28, 2018

    You need to spend more time with your toddler. I know the baby is very needy, yet you cannot spend more time with the baby.