my little man

Brenda - posted on 04/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )




hi, my name is brenda and i'm having a hard time to get my son to go to bed at night... you see i use to work night sift and thats were it all started. he started waking up at night and wouldn't go back to bed for hours.. a couple of weeks passed and i got hurt so i got off work for a month again. now i started back but on day. and i leave before he get up because i start at 7am and now he starting to cry and through a fit now when i try to gte him back to bed... can you guys please help!!! i hate to ask because being a young mother people don't think that i can handle a baby...




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Brenda - posted on 04/25/2009




well thanks girls... but sadly i'm not allowed to bring him to were i work. but i do go in every morning and kiss him good bye and tell him that i love him very much and i'll be home later like i always did.. when i get home he's napping and i always go and get him up... sadly nothing seems to work...

but after work and weekend i make it all about him. like it was before... i starting to think maybe because he always had mommy and no one had him ... but i also found out just a few days again. because my aunt babysits in tha day for me and my mother came over the other day to visit them and she tried to put him down for his nap and he started to scream so she took him out of bed and didn't put him down... any ways thank you very much for the help and if you come up with anything other ideas i'd love to hear them

Amber - posted on 04/23/2009




Your son is a bit older than mine. I would definately recommend waking him up before you leave. I start at 7:30 and have a 40 min. commute. I get myself ready then wake him up, change him and feed him then put him back to sleep. His daddy doesn't get up for another hour, so this works perfect for us and my son likes his alone time (I don't know if he goes back to sleep or not, but he stays quiet in his bed).
Another thing you need to keep in mind, is that you need to maintain his schedule on your days off as well, that's what is important for my little one :)

Christina - posted on 04/23/2009




How old is your son?

Have you taken him where you work, just to show him where you go when you "leave him"?

Strange as it sounds... maybe start WAKING him up to say "See you later" before you leave for work, and same if he is sleeping when you arrive home, wake him to tell him you are home now and you missed him very much.

Might work.

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