Kara's picture

does this happen to you too?

My 2 years old daughter wakes up 2-3 times at night, crying that she wants to go out of the room. once she threw a tantrum in the middle of the night, and i gave in and took her out of our bedroom , and found out she wanted to go to the kitchen to eat at 3 am. (!!!) she ate full dinner and then it was next to impossible to get her back to sleep again. Since then i don't take her out of the bedroom, as i know it's not healthy for a 2-year old stomach to have full dinners at 3 am!. so i told her a story about an angry woman (sometimes doctor), who is standing in the hallway and gets angry at kids who leave their rooms at night. It seems to help, but i hate it every time i say it. Scaring my kid is the last thing i wanted to ever do in my life. But i have no choice, otherwise her tantrums will last all night long. For background info - she still sleeps in my and husband's bedroom, hasn't moved to her own bedroom yet. Please help me. Do your 2 year olds wake up at nights screaming to leave the room and NOT sleep? Please note that she has never slept through the night since birth. And i weaned her at the age of 1.5 years old, so i thought she would be sleeping all right by now.
Any comments and advice will help. Thanks in advance.

acitez's picture

research "night terrors" and see if this is your child's problem.