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Ugh, where do I start? Dd co-slept until she was 9 months old, when our small bed became too crowded for her to sleep comfortably. So she went to the crib where she slept well. I would nurse her to sleep, put her in and she would stay down until her next nightfeeding. This went on until she weaned at 15 months whein I was pg with ds. After that, I put her in and she went to sleep there. Now, her brother, 7 months is co-sleeping. THese last few weeks she has been not going to sleep right away. SHe plays in her crib, bangs it against the wall, throws things out of it etc etc. It has been taking her up to three hours to get to sleep lately. Well, tonight was no different. Except, I heard her making extra racket. I went in there to see what was up, she was standing ON the crib. I have tried to put her in the toddler bed and tried again tonight. SHe does not stay. It does not matter what I do, she gets out and plays. She wont even let me lay with her or try to rock her. Then, there is the problem of her waking up and leaving the room in the middle of the night. I can't leave Isaac to sleep with dad either, he does not have the awareness of the baby in bed that I do. And the baby would end up rolling off. I was thinking I would put something on the floor of her room where baby and I can sleep until I am sure she will not get up and play. I could put a gate, but there are things in her room that could be dangerous. She knows how to pry the outlet covers off for one. She also has a dresser built into the wall that she likes to pull the drawers out and climb up on. SHe is VERERRRRRRRYYY active. Right now she is awake and I am tired. SHe is climbing the walls here. I also am trying to treat my depression and these late nights and early mornings(Isaac is up at 6) do not help it at all. What I really need is tips on what I can d o to make her go to sleep and stay in her bed. ANNNNNYYYYYY ideas are appreciated. I am desperate for solutions here. Oh, and she is stubborn, if she wants to do something, almost nothing can keep her from trying.<br><br>
Oh, and she is quite loud. She often ends up waking her brother shortly after he falls asleep. Bedtime around here really sucks lately.
 

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I only have a second, but would you consider putting your mattresses on the floor so that ds doesn't roll off the bed. If this is appealing, you could also put the crib/toddler bed mattress next to you (making one big family bed) so that you can lay down with dd as she falls asleep. I'll try to come back to give more ideas. Dd needs breakfast.
 

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Hi, thanks for the response. We already have our matresses down. I think I could handle that part of the situation. I have a couple of ideas for approaching that one. I will take suggestions for it though. I guess my main issue is how to get dd to stay in her bed and start going to sleep again. I think I may have to cut out her naps and put her to bed a bit earlier. She is just too danged energetic at night lately.
 

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I see your DD is close to my DD's age. She is also the anti-sleeper lately.<br><br>
We cosleep which helps. I agree - can you put her toddler mattress on your floor in your room and just all sleep together? Will she sleep that way?<br><br>
The days my DD does not nap, nighttime is bliss. She goes to bed early and no problem and sleeps until 6 AM. Naps she is down lately between 9-9:30 and STILL gets up at 6. Grrrr. This morning was 5:30. So I hear ya...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Hope it gets better soon.
 

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I wish I could have dd sleep that way, but dh is already pushing to get Isaac out of our bed, which I am not ready for. There would be alot of trouble if I added dd back to it too. I think I am gonna have to go to her room at nights for a while and take ds with me. I would not even be able to hear him wake up from her room. The rooms have a living room and kitchen in between them.<br><br>
As for the naps I think I am gonna start waking her earlier so she will nap earlier in the day, then let her only nap one hour instead of two, that way she will go down earlier. Now, getting it started will be the tricky part.
 
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