How to put a 2yr old to bed?

Lillian Janet - posted on 09/21/2016 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 2yr old daughter won't bed at all. I would lay down with her for a while but she only wants to play. My fiance tried driving around with her but it also did not work at all. How can I put my daughter to sleep when its her bedtime already?

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Michelle - posted on 09/22/2016

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I always found the bath, book, bed routine was good at calming down the children.
Have a nice warm relaxing bath, read the a book and then it's bedtime.
Having a routine lets the child know that it's almost bedtime since they can't tell the time. You need to do it every night though.

Sarah - posted on 09/21/2016

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Instead of trying to get her asleep with you maybe it would work better if you have a bedtime routine and then lay her in bed awake and walk out. At her age she should know how to self soothe. Allow her that time to put herself to sleep on her own.

Michelle - posted on 09/21/2016

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Maybe you need to cut down her nap. If she is getting too much sleep during the day then she will be awake later.

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Lillian Janet - posted on 09/21/2016

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Yes she does still have nap time. It starts at 11am and ends at 1pm. And her bedtime is at 8pm. But she won't go to bed until though because we tried to everything to put her to sleep. She is a very energized girl. Very active.

Michelle - posted on 09/21/2016

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Does she still have naps during the day?
Do you have a calming bedtime routine?

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