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dd's sleep issues are getting worse each night. She insists on taking everything in her room to bed with her. Then she screams if they aren't in the right spot in the bed. She goes through this whole routine saying "Nike Nike" (night night), bye, and then Mommy Mommy Mommy until I say Yes. Then she puts her head down and I leave and she immediately starts crying all over again. Dh wants me to call the pediatrician for advice. I don't think the pediatrician is going to tell me anything worthwhile! But I told Dh I'd call if it makes him happy. He wants to know if we should put her back in her crib. I really don't know. She was sleeping great in her crib! Bedtime took 10 minutes as opposed to an hour or so now. Plus she is waking up at night and much earlier in the morning than she used to. And that makes her so cranky in the evenings. We don't know if she needs to go to bed earlier or later or what!
 

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How old is your daughter?<br>
I am asking because when my ds turned 2 years old he had similar reactions, we just had no clue at all what was wrong with him until I found him with all his cuddle toys in a corner huddled up.....he was scarred out of his wits! Now we leave a night light on in his room all night in case he wakes up and sometimes the hallway light until he is asleep. It is normal that around the age of 2 their imagination starts to run wild with them and they start to imagine monsters in their rooms etc.<br>
Maybe the new big girl bed is scarrying her, with the sides being open, and she is not really ready for it yet?
 

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Oh, just saw the bottom liner on your post, so she is also 2 years old!<br>
I think she might have the monsters coming for a visite as my ds did, she might also be too young for a big bed. I read somewhere that you should put a tot into a big bed around the age of three.
 

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she does have a railing on the side of the bed, and a night light, but scared is one of the things my dh thought was wrong. she cannot express herself well and if she is scared she wouldn't be able to tell us. How should I figure out if that is it? And should I consider returning her to the crib? (with new baby on the way we wanted to transistion her early. it's been a month and a half since we moved her).
 

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Why don't you ask her what she wants? You might be able to tell from her reaction if she is relieved and if she does choose the crib that one time, you can judge from her sleep whether the crib is an issue or not.
 

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Try leaving a brighter light on and make sure she is comfotable before putting her to bed, reassure her that you are just a call away and that there is nothing in her room, I would not say what might be in her room, as you do not know what she is scarred off and it might make her more scarred.<br>
Try that first, if it does not work at all try putting her back into her crib and see what happens. I heard previously that transitioning children too early into large beds can cause variouse problems.<br>
Good luck!
 
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