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cassie186
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Registered: ‎08-20-2013
Re: 15mth-old refuses to nap and sleep

We had a lot of problems with DD1 after her molars came through. What ended up working best for us was following the sleep lady shuffle/ using her book. Now we give her enticements to stay in bed "if you stay in bed all night and are good for nap we will go to the park tomorrow", etc. It actually works really well. She also has lovies in bed with her and it helps a lot if they are tucked in and we remind her that they need peace and quiet so they can sleep.

 

It was the worst around 18 months for us though. I actually ended up just moving her into a toddler bed because DD1 was 20 months when we had DD2 and we'd need the crib anyways. It ended up being a good move for her and she was a lot happier to be in the crib. Plus she started climbing in/ out around that age anyways.