Getting 3 y.o. to sleep!

Stacey - posted on 04/08/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 3 y.o. recently gave up all sleeping. Naps, bedtime, everything. Went from sleeping 12 hrs a night and 2 hr naps to no naps and fighting going to bed for HOURS every night. She still gets up at 6 am though, so I'm worried she is not getting enough sleep. I believe this to be a control issue as it doesnt seem to be fear based, etc, and I've tried to give her choices in pajamas, night lights, etc, but nothing seems to work. she willingly goes into bed after our nighttime routine and as soon as the story is over, its yelling and screaming and "mommmmm" at the top of her lungs. I try not to give into her but it wakes my 20 month old. please help!

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it may sound simple but try milk. i give my little boy milk before he goes to bed as i was having some trouble. now he sleeps well.

Diana - posted on 04/09/2009

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My sister was having a similar problem with her son I was over for the weekend i tucked him into bed gave him a hug and whispered into his ear you're safe noone can hurt you see you in the morning and said mum and dad love you and so do i you will have sweet dreams close your eyes its time to sleep they were surprised he didnt yell or nothing he went to sleep for the two nights i was there i said the same thing to him and he sleeps pretty good now some nights he sleeps in his parents room bust most of the time its all good I don't know what his problem was i think it was deep down fear who knows ?

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