The minute the light turns out, my two year has suddenly started being terrified by anything and everything. It started with a need for a night light (which we got her), but now she's still afraid of the dark plus her "scary bed", the "bug that wants to eat her", the "dinosaur that bites her", and the "other side of the room that has a monster in it". I've tried 'Monster Spray' (to spray at those monsters so they'll disappear), stuffed guardian angel doll, stuffed Mary doll to cuddle, plus all her other comfort pillows, blankets, toys, books and water. There's hardly room in that bed for her!
I've always thought if you just let your child know that their guardian angel is there to protect them and that God is always with them, that's enough to give them a good night's sleep in their own bed. Not this girl. She won't be convinced by any of that. I've told her so many times that God is bigger than anything bad, but she still screams the minute I turn to leave her room at night.
It's escalated so bad in the past week that if she can't sleep in my bed, she'll scream bloody murder until her voice gives out. She will not give up! I don't mind her sleeping in my bed, but my husband does. He says he is a magnet for little feet. If the kids sleep in our bed, they always end up kicking him all night. Poor guy. Plus, I don't want this to become a habit.
Anyone got any advice on things to try? Should I just let sleep in my bed until she grows out of it? I'm sure there are plenty of people who have been through this...right??