We’ve been having a problem with Beth.. when it comes to bedtime, she can spend hours getting more and more anxious and upset – she can’t sleep, she’s having nightmares, she’s heard noises etc. This is something that has happened on and off during her little life, including some actual night terrors when younger.
At present, she’s much happier being with someone, rather than stuck in her top bunk. She keeps trying to get in with us, or she’ll sleep with her sister, which I’m sure is too crowded.
So, after a suggestion from my mum, and a discussion with hubby and Beth, we’re separated the beds, and put them side by side. The biggest problem is that they completely take over the room, and there’s only just enough room to move around them! However, neither Beth nor Amy use the floor space to play on (preferring to drag everything down, and make a mess in my lounge instead!), so that doesn’t really matter.. and I guess they can play ON the beds. It’s also more comfy for them to sit and watch a DVD, and hey.. less to vacuum! LOL
I just hope it works, and she feels more secure at night.