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Please Help! I can’t do this anymore & I am going to go crazy if I don’t get some REM sleep! My two year old is now going to bed between 9 and 10 and getting up at 3-4-5 in the morning. She naps fine during the day; I lay with her and then get up after she falls asleep. She co-slept until she was about a year when she started waking up at like 4 am. We transitioned her into a crib using “The No Cry Sleep Solution.” I have tried sleeping with her she still wakes up and won’t go back to sleep. I have tried changing her bed time; it used to be 8:00. I have tried having her sleep with us; nobody gets any sleep that way. I can’t put her back in the crib and I refuse to let her cry it out. <i>I need help! <b>PLEASE!</b></i>
 

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Could she be getting her 2 year molars? Those have been making my 27 month old wake a lot recently.<br><br>
Are you nursing? If not, have you tried giving her a little snack at those 4am wakeups? When my DD is teething or is sick, she has a really hard time getting back to sleep after 7-9 hours of sleep. A few bites of banana usually does the trick (and then I scrub her teeth first thing in the morning).<br><br>
And do you have the room completely, totally dark? My DD also starts waking earlier and earlier as the days get longer. We have dark, velvet drapes, but I've actually covered the window panes with cardboard to keep the room totally dark in the a.m.
 

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Thanks for the ideas. She already has her 2 yr. molars. We are not nursing, but sometimes when she wakes up she asks for milk or water. I think I will try the snack. I have thought about buying blackout shades...although, cardboard sounds cheaper.<br><br>
Major cause....I did bring her to the doc today. She has a double ear infection and one ear drum ruptured. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">: Poor baby!<br><br>
Now my concern is once it clears up, getting out of the habit of waking up at night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: We go through this everytime she has an EI.
 
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