After a second night in a row of Twinkle getting great sleep, I'm starting to wonder: Has the poor child been uncomfortable in her bed this whole time (since the nightly waking began in the Fall)?
She DID wake up briefly last night. That was because of a bad dream involving not being about to find a ring on Saturn. (uh, yeah). Waking up and calling mom after a bad dream is different from what she's been doing. She's been coming into our room saying she can't sleep and needs to sleep with us.
True, when we bought her twin mattress a year and half ago, we didn't exactly splurge, but that didn't seem to matter for a while. Now, I'm wondering if as she's grown, she has grown more uncomfortable on the econo-mattress (she said while trying to wave away "Princess and the Pea" fears).
I guess, technically, she is a person; small though she may be. Why did it never occur to me that she might be affected by the quality of her mattress and the sheets thereon? She told me last night that she LOVES her new sheets (flannel) because "they feel just like YOUR sheets".
I go straight to "Is she stressed about something?", "Is she hot? cold? lonely? finally having separation anxiety?" What?!
It's always the simple things. Occam's razor right here in my five year old's bed.