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#1 of 2 Old 06-23-2013, 01:13 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter is 2y 3m, and for the last month or so, she has been suddenly having sleep problems. She has been consistently sleeping through the night since 15m. She has suddenly been refusing to sleep, getting out of bed several times and crying before she will finally settle down, or she will sneak into our bed as soon as we leave. She has also been consistently waking up at night. She will cry and scream inconsolably, will fight us if we try to touch her, often seems to not recognize us as if she's still dreaming. I am really becoming worried. She usually ends up in our bed at night because it seems to soothe her. Are these night terrors? What should I do?

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Hi! You are near me - I live in Sammamish. My son is 2y 1m. We just started down this journey of crazy sleep. Seems to be a 2yo thing. My son has always been a super consistent sleeper and all of a sudden he flipped. He asks for a million things, cries if I leave, etc. He's still in a crib so he's easier to contain. I don't have any suggestions since we're still figuring it out. But just wanted to let you know we're in the same boat.


I don't think it's night terrors. Honestly, I think it's a combination of new fears, separation anxiety and a little bit of manipulation (I came to this conclusion when he started asking for things then telling me he didn't want them.) I wish you luck! And let me know if you find something that works. So far all I've heard is that he either needs to a) come into bed with us or we need to b) CIO. Nobody has suggested a middle ground :/

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