My friend is having this issue with her daughter. I thought maybe the ladies here might have some ideas. Her 18 mos old daughter goes down to bed (sometimes fights it) and then wakes up in the middle of the night screaming bloody murder. It is not just crying; my friend describes it as a fear scream. She tries to let her CIO but it doesn’t stop. So she gets her and takes her into their bed where she sleeps well. Now mind you, my friend is 9 months pregnant and desperate for any rest she can get. Otherwise she might fight it more.
Any ideas of things to try? She needs to get her daughter to sleep in her own room before the baby comes (planned c/s on Monday).