O wise ones.... I'm running on night two of barely any sleep. The reason for my sleeplessness is about 40" tall, and weighs only 30lbs. She's cute, sweet, listens well, is funny, and has been just a wonderful little girl to raise. Until two nights ago. We never coslept, when she was a baby, she slept in a carseat (reflux) until she could sleep on her back in her crib. When she was too big for her crib (and it got recalled0 she happily transitioned to a toddler bed. I've always felt lucky to have such a great sleeper. Until two nights ago. First night we were startled awake to her wailing. I don't remember who went in, me or hubby, and consoled her. Every time we would leave, she'd scream. We took turns consoling, but when we'd leave, she'd start wailing. We tried "cry it out" for about 15 minutes (at about 2am). Finally hubby went in, asked what she wanted, and she that time said "I want to sleep with mommy". So she ran and jumped in bed, hubby got in bed, and we somewhat slept, him with toddler head on his shoulder, me with little heels digging into my back. Next night, she doesn't want to go to bed. Same situation. Take turns, try letting her cry, and after 10 mnutes she gets to where she's gagging from crying. She can and will throw up from crying. Not wanting to deal with puke on top of no sleep, I go in with a book, lay on the floor, and read until she sleeps. She's happy with my next to her. Until about midnight. Wailing. I go in and lay on the floor. After an hour, hubby wakes me and tells me to just get in bed and let her come with. This time she doesn't sleep in one uncomfortable position so we can just fall asleep once we are used to it, she tosses and turns, flips around, does the crazy bed acrobatics while "sleeping" that only a toddler does apparently. At one point she put her heel in my eye. Hubby has now put an air mattress in the bedroom. To me, his sleep is more important due to the danger of his job, I want him well rested so he doesn't kill himself or someone else. I do need to be rested for the technical nature of my job (IT). Tonight the plan is to put her in her room, if I need to read in there again, then I will read there until she sleeps. I will then go to bed with hubby. If she decides to get up, I will go and sleep on the air mattress. If she decides she needs to be in bed with us, I will sleep in our bed with her, and hubby will go to the air mattress. If you've gotten this far, congrats. I'm exhausted. I'm not even sure why I'm posting this other than to just post. I've already been told to let her cry and scream and puke until she falls asleep, and I can tell you right here and now, I will not take that route - I'm sure it's dandy for other people, but I have no interest in seeing how little sleep I can get while laying in bed, feeling miserable because my kid is so upset. She rarely ever tests us for anything, and when she does, she rarely pushes it for long. She seems happy and healthy otherwise, eating fine, playing fine, no other weirdness. So, if you have/had a toddler, what alternate ways did you get through this apparent sudden inability to sleep alone? She doesn't speak well enough yet for me to tell if she's having bad dreams or is lonely or scared. All I want is sleep. In my bed, in her room, with her, without her. Just sleep.