Separation Anxiety and Bedtime HELP!

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Registered: 01-30-2007
Separation Anxiety and Bedtime HELP!
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Thu, 06-30-2011 - 1:23pm

Hi All.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Fri, 07-01-2011 - 11:39am

Hi M,

Welcome to the board!

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Registered: 08-22-2008
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:17pm

Have you thought about moving her in to a big girl bed? I know there has been a lot of changes lately butthat might give her something "cool" to focus on? You can put a bed rail on it so she still feels secure, but maybe if she helps with picking out the bedding and stuff and you make it a big deal and all about her she might be more likely to stay??? Just a thought.

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Registered: 01-30-2007
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 12:53pm
We did that and she didn't respond as favorably as we had hoped. She still wants us in there. I just wish I could reasure her that we aren't going anywhere. She occasionally still says things like "don't leave me". It's killing me.

What's the PP suggestion?
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Registered: 08-22-2008
Fri, 07-08-2011 - 7:09pm
PP = previous post :) the moving the chair out of the room slowly. I also used to leave the chair I sit in next to the bed and now I moved it out of ight so he doesn't wake up with an empty seat with no mommy. We've had 3 successful nights this weeks of sleeping through...so fingers crossed it just keeps getting better. Any chance you could take a vacation day and do something special with just you focusing on her? She may be responding to the long separation hours, since you are getting home later.???
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