Hello everyone. New here and had a few concerns about my 3yr old. I'm not a new mother by anyones imagination (this is #3 after 2 of my own & 2 step-sons), but this has me stumped. Recently my 3yr old started having anxiety (I think) issues at bedtime, kind of a frantic "mommy stay with me" . She was doing fine sleeping in her own room until her older sister moved her room around. We moved it back & I've removed all the toys that are scarey or frighten her at night, & we follow the same bedtime routine as always. I lay on a mat until she goes to sleep, sometimes all night. I knew the first time I did this it was a bad habit, but really didn't know what to do. None of the other kids have had this issue and my husband is ready to smack her bum and close the door. I'm not sure this will solve the problem. My daughter is VERY strong willed and I have to wonder if this is a manipulative move on her part. I've always been a stay-at-home mom until this last spring, but she's only gone 2 1/2 days and she loves to go to the sitter (not day care) to play with her 2 daughters. Anyone have any ideas that I can try? She has favorite blankets/toys and she just got a dreamlite. Plus she has nitelights in her room.View Thread
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