If you are a parent, you can understand the relief that you feel when your kid finally starts going to bed without any issues. For the last six weeks, our toddler has been doing this:
My husband and I have been jumping up and down! I cannot even begin to express how excited we are. There was a lot of hard work put into getting our toddler to go to bed without a fuss and we finally have sweet victory.
When we had our first kid, by three months we were able to get her in bed for the night without a fuss. If you read read my blog on letting babies cry it out, you will see the struggles we have had with our second child. Yes, by three months we were able to get her to sleep through the night, but not without some crying before hand. Through her first birthday and until about six weeks ago, there was still crying involved. Sometimes, she wouldn't cry and sometimes she would cry only a little bit, but other times she would cry a lot.
What finally did it? We don't know, but I know perseverance had a lot to do with it. We prayed for her. We have taken her to her regular chiropractic adjustments which I know helped her a lot (especially when she was still an infant). We have tried different techniques. We have been consistent with her nighttime routine. What we have NOT done is given up on the idea that she can go to bed peaceful and happy.
And so here we are. The day has arrived and we are thankful and joyful! If you are a parent having trouble getting your kids to go to bed, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Stay the course!
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