She didn't even cry

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  1. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

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    I have a 21 month old daughter and right now we are living with grandma. Putting my daughter to bed has been a challenge for the past few weeks. So we tried something new since Monday. Tonight, when we put her to bed she didn't even cry. It is so much more peaceful now. :)
     
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    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    What is the "something new"?
     

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    Valium? :wow:
     
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    We have been closing her bedroom door and just letting her cry to sleep. It hasn't really worked as she eventually builds up to a blood curling scream. So now we leave the bedroom door open. She can now see her brother in his room and everyone else as they walk through the hall. We have told her for the last two nights that she can play and do whatever she likes, but she is not to cry or scream. It has sunk in over the past two nights and tonight she seems to be good with it. Now she is talking and playing quietly.
    Little children really do understand more than we think. Most of the time if there is a problem, its that we don't understand them.
     
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    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    Very ODD you mention this.

    We've done the same thing (wait, just read ALL YOUR POST; we do the opposite).

    We've gotten on more of a "fixed" schedule and when he cries, we let him cry. This has been done in the last week or so.

    He's nearly 14 months, and hasn't slept worth a **** since day one. Now, it's getting better; thank God!

    Good for you, and good for standing your ground. I've TRIED, TRIED, AND TRIED some more to get "Mommy" to quit goin' when he cried.

    It tool a LONG TIME to explain to her that Colt had HER trained and he'd continue if the message didn't get through to him that we don't come at his every call.

    Stay strong, and stay well rested.

    Congrats!
     
  6. proguncali

    proguncali 1911-2004 CLM

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    We had Cole trained at 3 months. For the most part he just goes to sleep. Sometimes he cries and we let him. Sometimes he stays up for an hour or two and we let him. He's almost 20 months now and still doing the same thing.
     
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    They go through phases. You'll have weeks/months when they're great about it, then theres weeks where they just dont seem to get what bed time is :supergrin:
     
  8. Glock&KimberLady

    Glock&KimberLady Morior Invictus

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    Hannah, my fourth, is the first child who has slept BETTER without us than with.

    (we cosleep, do with that what you will)

    I finally realized that she would sleep for long hours in the playpen in my room for naps, but spend all night punching kicking beating groaning you name it, killing my sleep and hers.

    It was hard putting her in her playpen to sleep the first couple of nights, but she actually prefers to be alone.

    However, when she's sick, she can't sleep in the playpen and she can't sleep with me and everyone get's a crap night's sleep. :freak: