|Anyone else have this problem?
||[Mar. 22nd, 2005|07:55 am]
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Our 3-year-old gets up at night and gets into everything she can find. I thought maybe she was hungry so I started giving her a bed time snack. She is still doing it. We tried extra babyproofing. That wasn't good enough. Last night before last she got a chair, pulled it over to the counter, climbed up onto the counter, and found the well-hidden gecko food, which was opened and poured into the sink. She helped herself to a nice tall glass of milk, which was soaked into the couch cushion. I can imagine how THAT will smell in a few days.
I don't know what to do. I thought about putting a sliding lock on the outside of her door, but I think that would be a fire safety hazard. I would try a gate, but I already know she can scale them effortlessly.
I thought that if I play with her all day and get her all worn out before bedtime, she would sleep at night.
My eyes are so red. I feel like the walking dead because last night I sat in the dark in the living room...watching...waiting. I saw her poke her head around the corner at least 5 times...followed by footsteps running back to her room.
This is a desperate cry for help. Oh, and I can not afford a 'child therapist' so that isn't an option for us.
I crossposted this, hope that's ok.