Any tips on getting a toddler to go to sleep on her own again?
Hi everyone My dd used to be such a great sleeper. She was breastfed until 6 months but regardless she slept most of the night from an early age and from 4 months she has been able to put herself to sleep. She is now 26 months and it seems since the disruption of Christmas/birthday and 2nd molars and chicken pox she is unable to put heraelf to sleep. We used to be able to kiss her goodnight and leave the room, closing the door for her to fall asleep on her own. Since the beginning of January this has not been the case. We have to stay with her resting a hand on her back until she falls asleep. This can range between 10 minutes and 2 hours. We can't leave her to cry it out as she is in a toddler bed so she gets out and has a tendency for self harm, ie banging her head against a wall if we leave her. This has caused quite bad bruising when we started this process as we didn't know she had done it. Now we can't leave her. I have another baby due in a few months and I don't relish the thought of trying to deal with a newborn whilst putting my toddler to bed. So has anyone got any useful advice or tips? Thanks x