He just wont Sleep!!! HELP!

Claire - posted on 11/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 4yrs 9 months,and recently he just wont sleep through the night in his own bedroom,he wakes up in frantic fits of tears and is only content when a grown up stays in his room with him,the minute you leave he will start crying again.if i try to ignore it he will call my name out over and over again for sometimes up to an hour until he exhausts himself to sleep,then will be up about half hour later repeating this process until i give in.

has anyone got any suggestions of how to deal with this.,especially seen as he only started full time reception six weeks ago and being so tired the next day for school if findin it almost impossible to cope

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Claire - posted on 11/23/2009

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thankyou amanda,
he does sleep with his main light on throughout the whole night,as many a times he has complained of being scared of the dark.
after iv spent about half an hour readin to him,i'l switch the t.v on so he doesnt feel so alone,then once his asleep it goes off.
but like i said he'l soon wake up normally just as im dosin off myself,and starts creating again im just at a lost end

Amanda - posted on 11/23/2009

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This sounds tough, I have a 2 year old that was similar to this. She was afraid of the dark, so perhaps a nightlight or just leaving the light on will help. You could also try some soft music or a movie to lull him off. He is old enough that perhaps you could sit down and talk about it.

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