Cordy has been fighting bedtime for the past month, and it’s been very frustrating. Our old method of letting her fall asleep on the couch and carrying her to her room is no longer working. She has become hyper-sensitive to being picked up, and once she wakes up she starts crying and you’re back to square one.
Our new plan is to let her do whatever the hell she wants, as long as she stays in her room. I taught her how to turn her light on, and I leave the door open each night. So far it’s working. The past two nights, she’s only come out of her room once or twice, and gone right back in as soon as I told her. She’s up later than we normally prefer for bedtime, but she is putting herself to sleep without crying and screaming.
Last night she went to sleep in her bed.
How Cordy fell asleep tonight: