My 2-year-old wakes up at night: What can I do before baby comes?

My daughter just turned 2… and she still wakes up crying at night. And i have to check on her, and she usually goes right back to. but we will have a baby soon, and I’m scared she will wake him up at night because our rooms are right next to each other. does anyone know why she wakes up like this?? and how can I get her to stop?? ( ps the last couple of nights shes been screaming while waking up and wanting to get in bed with me and her dad, and she’s always been good about sleeping in her bed)


It could be night terrors

She might be having night terrors. Night waking is still normal at 2 though.

Has anything new happened lately? New people, new house? It could be night terrors, make sure no one is harming her… is she in daycare? Or have a babysitter?

Sounds like night terrors. It’s not uncommon and it more than likely will happen that she wake’s baby up, you just gotta roll with it lol mama of 5 kiddos in 7years old & under !


There really is nothing you can do, the baby will just have to learn to sleep through it

Maybe night terrors, but your newborn is going to wake up multiple times on his/her own


Its probably the new baby. They will do things like this for attention.

Night terrors maybe?

My son just turned 3 and does this. Sometimes it’s really bad, he will scream uncontrollably for 30+ mins. Other time it’s just a couple mins and hes back to sleep. He hits, kicks, and doesn’t want to be touched. He wakes up my 18 month old daughter so then we have them both up… I have no advise, I just can relate.

Most likely night terrors

My daughter just turned two and in expecting baby in April and she has started doing this recently as well I think its cuz she feels something’s happening cuz even during the day now she is throwing more fits and acting out and at night wakes up and wants me to let her come snuggle etc I wish I knew how to help you but I am in same boat so here for advice as well lol

It’s not uncommon, my daughter did that too. My kids are 20 months apart so at first it was a bit rough because she would wake up crying and I’d sit with her and then my newborn would wake up so I would have to leave here even if she wasnt back to sleep. I finally let her wake and cry it out and know she very rearly wakes up over night

Children have to adjust to a new baby in the house too… sometimes the regress… it’s normal.

My babies are 16 months apart. There were times my daughter got up and woke the baby up… but owell, it happens… and the baby crying used to wake her up. Motherhood🤷‍♀️

I have 3 each within a uear of the next. 4,3,2 at this point. There will be nights where they all get up…some where they sleep well. You just have to roll with thr punches. Theres not much you can do but ride it out.

Try getting rid of sugar before bed. My little man did this. Found out he was waking up because his stomach hurt due to a lactose allergy

Probably night terrors she’ll just grow out it. I wouldn’t worry about her waking the baby though. My older 2 started sharing a room at 1 & 3 and the baby is in the room next to them, they’ve never woken each other up lol just me

My son had night terrors at this age too. We limited junk food and made sure he went to bed early and had a consistent bed time routine. Healthy dinner, bath and a book.

I was always told that noise was good for newborns. Then they learn to sleep through anything and it doesn’t have to be deathly quiet for them to sleep.