i have a four year old that wont sleep what do i do?

Mistie - posted on 02/04/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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she gets up between four and six in the morning and wont go back to sleep for hours then she sleeps till eleven. she goes to bed at night between ten and eleven. someone please help. my two year old sleeps better than her.

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Sarah - posted on 02/04/2010

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I would try getting her up between 7-8 AM even if she has just fallen back to sleep. Then have bedtime be around 8:30 PM. If she is doing a nap in the afternoon she may not need one or she may need only a short nap. I would say start with a 1 hr nap (if she is doing naps). Make sure she is up from her nap by 3:30 PM. I would give it a few weeks for her to get use to this new schedule. She will be tired during the day, but in order for her to get a good nights rest DON'T allow her to sleep more than that 1 hr. Once she has adjusted to the new schedule then evalute it and she if you should leave the nap in or take it out.

Erin - posted on 02/04/2010

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I completely feel for you! My 4 year old has been sleep walking and having night terrors for months now. She wakes up 3 or 4 times a night before I just say "screw it" and toss her into bed with my husband and I...Is there anyone out there who has any advice for us? please...

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