Lol - posted on 03/15/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 3 year old grandson has been unable to settle himself at bedtime for around 6 months. He shares a room with his brothers who are 5 and 2, so it is difficult to try things without disturbing them. He gets up and down, bangs his legs against the walls, tosses and turns, kicks the ladders to the top bunk, hides under the bed etc.
They have a good bedtime routine, bath, story, bed, however after the bath he seems to take this as his cue to rev things up a gear and starts running round, which then winds his younger brother up. My daughter is on her own all week so dealing with him is a struggle- by the time you have caught him and sat him down the other one is at it!
I have tried cuddling into him to try and calm him when I am there but he can't keep still even then.
I've tried talking to him and going over his routine ' what time is it- bath time, what happens after bath time- calm time...
Could do with suggestions on how to resolve this, my daughter is due No 4 in September and is exhausted.