My DD2 is 2 yrs 9 months and has been waking at night, 3-7 times a week for HOURS...She sleeps in a toddler bed in her room and then comes to our bed when she wakes up,I've tried calms forte, she cuddles with us, she says nothing is wrong .. she sees a chiropractor .. what else can i try?? i was fine to deal with this for a while.. but over a year?!
My daughter is almost 3 and has gone through a recent period of nightwaking due to her 2 year molars coming in. Even though I would give her children's advil right before bed, it would wear off at 5 am and she'd be up and screaming! Is she getting her molars?
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This sounds very similar to my DD (3 and a quarter), who also doesn't nap, and is a set-in-stone early bird. She is in bed at 6:45 every night and wakes for the day at 6:30, but wakes up multiple times in between, sometimes for several hours at a time. Like yours, the earlier she goes to bed, the better the night goes. I will say (knock on wood), that the late 2's were a tough time for us, and she did have more of those long wake-ups during that period. I am pretty sure that it belies something developmental for my DD. Since she turned 3, she's been much better. One other thing that's big for us - my DD wakes up when the room starts to lighten in the morning, which is quite early these days. I've had to cover the windows so well that literally not a speck of light can get through in order for her to stay asleep until 6:30. Even so, on very sunny days the light from the cracks around the door will wake her.
Good luck to you. I know sleep issues like this can be sooooo trying.