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HELP PLEASE Desperate!(5 Posts)
Hi, I'm new to here. I have a nearly 2 year old son that doesn't understand what bedtime is and continues to behave badly, he doesn't like to go to sleep at a reasonable hour and like's to stay awake like us parents do but he can't, every time I put him down for bedtime he kicks the walls and yells and cries, and bites, he had colic when he was little and has been like this his whole life, I don't let him nap anymore during the day but there is still no difference? Please help, I'm so tired I'm losing sleep he doesn't like to go sleep till midnight and is full of beans!
I'm worried as it's not good for his mind being so young and developing still.
He's recently gone into a toddler bed as well and keeps getting out when he should be asleep, I get no relax time or time to myself only when he's at daycare once a week I love him to bits his my son but this has to stop, routine needs to happen.
Do you get him into bed, leave the room, and 5 minutes later he's back out of his room bothering you?
What time do you put him down & when does he get up in morning?
Thanks for your response.. He goes to bed around 8:30-9 as he won't sleep any earlier, gets up about 3-4 time's and then eventually I feel bad and let him out, I've tried to put him back to bed and he cracks it and cries.
He then wake's up at 9:30-10 AM any earlier he's sooky all day 🙁 I'm no better for letting him sleep in 😞 I don't know what else to do? Maybe I need to get him out of the house more, we don't have a backyard so he's unable to run around to tire himself out.
I’d start by waking him up 15 minutes earlier each day until he’s waking at a time that suits you. Usually at this age they need around 12 hours in bed, so if he’s waking at 8 am, he’ll need at least an hour and a half nap after lunch and should be ready for sleep around 8pm. Does that sound like something that could work for you?
Definitely get him outside too. Boys need a huge amount of exercise. Is there a park you can get to? Is there a safe place to take him for walks? Are there any groups you can take him to in the mornings? A.l of these things should wear him out and hopefully get him rewards for sleep
If he’s had colic in the past, is his tummy ok now? Does he ever have mucus in his poo or a bloated tummy? Does he have any signs of reflux?
This book is very good too. Hope you get this resolved quickly
I took both my children up to bed at 7.30, read stories and stayed with them until they went to sleep. As they got older I’d pop on a dvd and they’d usually fall asleep watching that. It could take up to an hour but still an hell of a lot less time than repeatedly trying to send them back up to bed!
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