We have changed the cot into a toddler bed at the start of the holidays. Daughter (2 yrs) was a great sleeper in her cot, always having to wake her up in the morning. Now she is stretching her independence to my limits. Bedtime routines are the same, bath, story and bed but it now takes an hour to keep her there. Doing usual stuff of being firm every time she is led back. Room is dark with blackout blinds. This week she has stopped getting up during the night (her favourite was 2-3 for the whole hour). Trouble is I have to put her sister to bed afterwards so it is gone 8pm before I even start making tea for me. So tired and falling asleep on the sofa at 9. To top it all she is up at 5 every day and refuses to settle back in bed, still continuing to be firm with her. This morning I just lay on her floor, pretending to sleep, while she chatted and sang to herself in bed. Her sister was up at 6 so we got up. She is very grumpy and falls asleep when we go out in the car and naps heavily up to an hour in the day. I'm worried that I am back at work next week and she will be like this while I will be suffering sleep loss because I'll be doing school work late into the night but getting up too early. Wish we'd kept the babygates so she'd have to stay in her room. Any wisdom is appreciated.