3 year old son bedtime nightmare

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Nuge10 Sun 02-Feb-14 09:52:30

Please help!! Our ds is becoming increasingly resistant in going to bed despite a longstanding routine of bath, stories and bed...

It started as soon as he went into a bed about 15 mos ago. We've tried the supernanny approach, sitting inside his room and gradually camping outside his room, later bedtimes, shorter naps, laying with him....even (embarrassed to say) a spot of blackmail.

He seems to get himself hyper and becomes more and more rebellious, even throwing a full potty down the stairs on more than one occasion. It seems he will only stay in his bed when he decides he's tired.

Please share your experience, strength and hope around this.......I do hope we can reclaim our evenings at some point without this nightly nightmare!

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QuietNinjaTardis Sun 02-Feb-14 09:54:58

We had this with ds. Played silly buggers for ages at bedtime. Up and down the stairs, lots of mucking about. We found a star chart for staying in bed worked. Every time he got 7 stars he got a treat. Didn't take Long for it to stick and now he goes to bed really well.

Nuge10 Sun 02-Feb-14 10:03:33

Thanks QuietNingaTardis.....fab idea. Star charts have proved successful with potty training so fingers crossed it'll work for this. Am feeling a little more hopeful now.

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QuietNinjaTardis Sun 02-Feb-14 11:01:33

Good luck!

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