I think my 22 month old has his days and nights mixed up.

Miranda - posted on 04/09/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I think my 22 month old has his days and nights mixed up. He only sleeps 4 hours at a time but he wants to sleep more in the day time. He will sleep from 8-12 and then be up till 6am and take a nap and wants to sleep 6 hours. It seems like the harder I try to get him to sleep at night the less he does. I hate sleeping durring the day. I cant seem to get much done before my husband gets home from work. I fugured him playing outside would help him sleep at night. He still sleeps the 4 hours and hes up. What can I do?

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Miranda - posted on 04/09/2011

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He slept till 12 today and I took him outside to play. He played all day. He hasnt had a nap but Ive tryed to keep him up as long as possible so maybe he will sleep tonight. We are getting ready to go out of town and I would really like for him to be back on track. His dad puts him to sleep when he gets fussy and it doesnt matter if its 5pm. I think that I need a new routine for him. Thanks

Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2011

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That sounds really tough. The best thing I can suggest to you is to wake him up from his 6 am "nap" after only an hour or so, and if he falls asleep in the afternoon, do the same thing. It will be tough at first, but after a day or two he should start shifting his sleep patterns. Just don't let him sleep so long during the day. I am sure it is hard for you after having been up all night with him. Maybe you could start the change on a Saturday when your husband might be able to spell you off for a while. Good luck!

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