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I'm hoping there are some other mamas out there who have experienced this problem, and might have some suggestions. My dd (two years old) has been a champion sleeper since the age of six months. We recently moved her into a toddler bed - and ever since have been having a lot of sleep upsets.

For the first few weeks she actually did great, the problems only started after we took the crib down, and I assume she might be just reacting to the change in her room. For a week or so she was waking several times a night, and that has improved - but she is still waking up much earlier than normal, having shorter naps and has started peeing during her naps (she had been out of diapers for naps for many months). Often after she asks to go in the bed, she will up up and yelling out for us within five or ten minutes, wanting to rock again (strangely enough, she has not figured out she can get out on her own, and stays in the bed till I go get her, just as if she were still in her crib).

I know that this is all fairly normal, it is a pretty big change - but I am wondering if there is anything I can do to help her with the transition, or if this is just one of those things you have to wait out. I miss my great sleeper!


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Hm. This sounds odd, but can you show her that she can get out if she wants to? I know, I must be nice to have her in the bed until you get her. Maybe she feels trapped and is freaking out. Maybe she feels like the bed is an island or something. Anway, that is all I can think of off the top of my head.
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