This topic is very near and dear to my heart.
4 years old was the age when my first born graduated to sleep in her own bedroom. From what I remember, it was quite smooth sailing only because she shared the room with her baby sister, who was 16 months old then.
I remember it took months for me. From staying in the room, lying down on the carpet on the floor waiting for them to fall asleep, to doing their bedtime routine, tuck them in bed, kiss goodnight and walk out. Months.
I had so much guilty thoughts then too. I must be doing this wrong.
How come other mums can do it so easily?
How do they manage to do it so quickly?
Books said that this would be over and done with in 3 weeks, and yet months later, I’m still lying on the floor waiting for them to go to sleep. Some nights it would take an hour (or more) and I’d be asleep while waiting! Sounds familiar?
What helped me to move on from that spot?
Here are three things that I used and you can most definitely try: