Quoting Secret Service:" Ah ok, thank you. I asked because DD is almost 4 and throws a fit everytime I put her to bed. I was wondering if that was still considered CIP"
At 4 it is most likely just a tantrum. But don't underestimate the fears of a small child. I remember being terrified of the little crack in the curtains and could swear someone was watching me. If there isn't any need not being met, no real fear, it's just a tantrum. Set up a good bedtime routine and stick with it for a week. Most likely she will get to be a going to bed pro.