32 month old waking up in middle of night in full force tantrums.. HELP :(

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when we put our son to sleep and lay him in his bed he'll usually wake up in the middle of the night going crazy; like worse then his usual tantrums... and it'll continue for at least a half hour; i am not sure why or how to handle it; he is fine and will sleep all night when he sleeps in our bed with us but when he sleeps in his bed he ALWAYS wakes up crying in the middle of the night; and also he wont go to bed at a certain time either whats an easy way to enforce a bed time and have him stick to it? any tips will be helpful ! :)


Kelina - posted on 11/14/2011




what kind of tantrums? can he be consoled? does he respond to outside stimulation? or does he not seem to see you and then after 1/2 an hour or so just goes back to sleep like nothing happened? Because if that's so it could be soemthing called night terrors. http://www.babycenter.ca/toddler/sleep/n... The best way to enforce bed time is to pick a time to put him to bed that works for him most nights and stick to it! It'll take a little getting used to for him at first but he will get used to it. If you're haivng the problem of him staying up and then waking up late and napping late try picking a later bed time and then slowly moving it back by 15 mintues every week. Or try cutting naps out for a few days to shock his system. It means two days of being out somewhere with a tired frustrating child but it works. I would recommend trying teh first method first though.

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