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Old 03-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by AnonChick View Post
PHysical exercise plus a cool-down period so she's not going to bed all jacked up with adrenaline.

Then, do the Supernanny approach. It isn't enough to just bring her to bed and let her get out and stand at the door screaming for two hours. When she gets up, go in there, pick her up, and put her right back in bed again. Then leave and stand outside the door (away from her view). She'll get up again - you take her and put her back to bed. It WILL take awhile. Maybe even those two hours she usually spends screaming at the door. Maybe even longer.

But as soon as she "gets it" - that she will not be -allowed- to stand there screaming for two hours, and that she WILL be put right back to bed every single time she stands up, she will finally learn that bed, is where she belongs, at bedtime. It might take a couple of weeks.

But a couple of weeks now is going to be less inconvenient than several months, or even years, of giving in to frustration.
I agree with this! This is what I did with my son. It works!
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:41 PM
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We've been visiting with a counselor on this who deals with children. He recommended when she cries out in the middle of the night that we just assure we're there and usually she tends to soothe herself. It also usually works for getting her to bed. However sometimes when she wakes up she will throw fits and such if we don't come to the door. In short it keeps us awake and makes us cranky with each other. It might be night terrors but i don't know what to do. She has a nite light, we bought her a radio that plays soothing baby fall asleep music all night long. But in the case of last night she wouldn't shut up until someone came to the door. I've asked my wife to omit the naps but she doesn't seem to want to. I don't know why. The doc did say around 3-4 is when they stop napping.
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