bedtimes

LaSarah - posted on 10/13/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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how do i get my one year old to sleep by 9pm if i work late nights?

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Andrea - posted on 10/13/2010

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Start by having a bed time routine. Take a bath, read, snuggle, whatever it is you do before bedtime. Start at the same time everyday. Say, for examply, give her a bath about 8(or earlier) and then 30 minutes before bed, start the calming down process. No more TV, No more toys, read some books, sing sleeptime songs, relaxing things. If she needs to be completely asleep at 9, start a little earlier, so you give her time to fall a sleep. Take her to bed at the same time each and every night, even if you're not working. My son's bed time is 8:30 - no later. But if he wants to go to bed earlier, that is okay. At first your child may not fall asleep right away, especially if the child is used to staying up later. So, same bed time, time each night. Give him/her whatever comfort object it is they may have. Blanket, pacifier, a stuffed animal...My son has burp clothes that his great grandma made that he holds onto while he sleeps. Also, music helped my son fall asleep. I think just having a little noise, and not just sitting in the quiet helped him out. So, in my son's bed we have a stuffed toy that playes sleepy music softly for 10 minutes straight, and he falls asleep. Stick to a routine, and be patient. Your baby will be sleeping on time in no time!

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Your daughter is probably in the habit of waiting up for you to get home. You need to create a routine where grandma puts her to bed and she sees you in the morning. Good luck.

Heather - posted on 10/14/2010

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move nap to an earlier time, get kiddo lots of late day sunshine to release melatonin in brain, have a nice consistant relaxing bedtime routine. Good luck

LaSarah - posted on 10/14/2010

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she goes to bed around 12:30 i leave for work at 6pm and my mom keeps her when i get home around 11:30 she's still wide awake. she olny take 1 nap a day between 1 & 2 hours and she wakes up at 8am

Sarah - posted on 10/14/2010

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The most important thing is being consistent with her bed time, even on days you don't work. I agree with Andrea; get into a routine. Stick to it and be patient. It will take a little time, but she'll get into the groove before you know it!

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What time does your child normally go to bed? What time does your child normally get up? How many naps and how long are they?

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