JayJay - posted on 08/05/2011 ( 136 moms have responded )
I hate having to put my baby whose about 2.5yrs old right now to bed every night. He never goes down easily, there's always so much back and forth, there's so much resistance, the delay tactics, the struggle to fall asleep and just the amount of time to do it.
Thanks everyone for the encouraging, helpful and funny comments! I think I do have him a on pretty good schedule and routine (up at 630/7, nap at 130pm for 1.5-2hrs, nighttime routine begins at 715, IN bed by 815/830pm, reading then just sitting with him). But it still takes avg of 45 minutes for him to fall sleep. That means me sitting in the room until he falls asleep. I either have to break that association of me sitting there and/or give him a later sleep time. Though he used to go to sleep around 1030/11pm before I readjusted his schedule a few months ago. I've engaged a sleep consultant to help with this and his night wakenings.