Mary - posted on 11/23/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
How long do they sleep and how do you get them to sleep? My daughter takes one nap a day, from about 1:30 to anywhere from 3:00 to 3:30. Nap times aren't too bad, but she really fights going to bed. It usually takes me 30 minutes or longer to get her to finally fall asleep. I lay her down in her toddler bed and hold her hand and sing to her until she falls asleep. She also doesn't go to sleep until 9:30 or 10:00. I know this is extremely late compared to other kids but she just won't fall asleep any earlier, we have tried! Do most parents just shut the door and let their kids fall asleep by themselves? My daughter also wakes up about 2 hours after she falls asleep and I have to go back into her room and hold her hand until she falls back asleep. I would have to do this all night long so eventually I give up and just bring her to sleep with us. I am always exhausted. I was just curious what other parents' routines were for nap and bedtime.