Does your toddler want you to stay with her until she is asleep? Or is it just easier to stay so you can avoid her hopping out of bed?
Don’t worry this is a very common toddler sleep issue but one you should try to nip in the butt as often if you need to stay with your child until they go to sleep she will most likely wake during the night looking for you and needing you to help her return to sleep.
To avoid this issue forming, the phrase “I’ll be back to check on you” is very important. If your child is looking for you to stay, say sorry but you can’t but what you will do is come back in a minute to check on her, and do! Say goodnight to her, tell her you’ll be back and then return after a few seconds, praise her, tuck her in and leave saying you’ll be back again to check on her, reduce your interaction with her when you return but do give a reassuring smile, thumbs up or wink. Repeat this pushing out your response time by a few seconds until eventually your child goes off to sleep. Feel free to reduce your response time if you feel your little one is becoming anxious and then lengthen it again. She will go to sleep eventually!