Lisamarie - posted on 05/24/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I have two children, my son will be 2 in July and my daughter is 4. We live in a 2 bedroom house so they have to share a room. The bedroom is fairly big, with my sons cot on one side of the room and my daughters bed on the other. I put them to bed between 6 and 6:30, I tried later times but that made the problems worse, but they don't end up falling asleep untill 9:30-10:00pm! We tried the rapid return technique, by putting our daughter back into bed and laying our son back down. Before bed we brush teeth, bath and read a book so we have the routine, they just love to wind eachother up, if its not my son calling his sister, it's her calling him, she climbs into his cot with him and they play with their toys (we have a fairly small house and already have toys downstairs so nowhere else to put them) Sometimes I go up there and my daughter has pulled ALL of the clothes out and her toys are everywhere. We've tried putting our son in our bedroom but our room is smaller than theirs and our daughter just goes in there anyway.
I don't know what else to try, my husband and I are not getting any time together in the evening as we are constantly running up and down the stairs!
Any advice would be much appreciated!