Brandi - posted on 06/10/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is almost 2 and keeps waking up around 1am and won't go back to sleep until 3am or so. This is extremely difficult on me as I go to bed between midnight and 1am. So when he wakes up, I'm exhausted and can barley keep my eyes opened.
This started about a month ago and I just don't get it. My son's bedtime is around 8pm but he normally plays the "I gotta go potty" trick for an hour or so before he actually falls asleep. I'm just at my whits end. I don't get any sleep anymore. I've tried pushing his bed time back later, but that doesn't work. He will still get up around the same time. The only thing that I have found to work is him sleeping with me, but I don't want him to do that.
He sleep in a twin bed, so I can't just "let him cry" or restrict him to that one area. And he will use the "have to go to the potty" to keep himself awake. I've seen him many of nights falling asleep on the potty, but once he gets off the potty he will refuse to fall asleep.