Cutie patottie- I have read a little on the 18 month sleep regression, and just read that link and another she linked on her page. Thank you! Is it weird that she has never coslept, it's just not for our family, but this started with her refusing to lay in her bed. Screaming crying bloody murder, but the second we go in her room she is better. She will sleep on her floor all night long if we lay next to her or she'll sleep in our bed no problem. I am scared we're making bad sleep habits and that she will never go back to sleeping on her own. Last night was the worst night so far. She didn't sleep at all until 1 am when I laid on the ground with her out of pure exhaustion on my part. Then I snuck away but she woke up 2 hours later and I just gave in and brought her in our bed. I'm at a loss. I know it's normal, but I feel like this is worse than all the stuff I've read. Your own situation is always worse than anyone else's, right
Awww, this too shall pass. Maybe she is "feeling" the new baby's presence already and just needing to be with mama to reassure herself. 18 mos is still very much a baby. It's so much more apparent to me now with 3 older children. My 20 mos dd seems like she's so small. She starts off in the crib and sleeps until at least 2 or 3, most nights, then she's in bed with us. Sometimes, she sleeps through the night in her crib.
I don't think she'll develop bad sleep habits. Maybe the best thing for the next few weeks is for everyone to get some good rest however they need to. HUGS Then gradually try and eek back into your old bed arrangements again.