get my 2/2year old to sleep

Stacey-lea - posted on 07/11/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Ok last week we put our 26th month old in his big bed. hes fine sleeping in his bed its getting him to go to sleep. he lays there some times and strats to nod off but wakes back up wanting to eat or play.

He eats his meals fine enough and has many little snacks. also plays alot. but its mostly in the house as we dont have a yard thats safe for him. as we live almost on a main street with no fance.

Anyhow when its time for bed it becomes a big traumatic wxpreince doe us both. his dad works at night so its all left up to myself and i

have an axitey problem so when he gets up set it puts me off. then when his dad is home he just makes it worst. what suggestions do anyone have that just might help. ive tried lights out but nightlight. movies truned down while laying down. put away qhat toys ww can. making the bed cumfy. i lay with him hoping that helpz. ive i get up

Get up but he screams. the thing is he will sleep all night once hes fully out. we also cut day naps out.

Plzplzplz i need some help!!!

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Angela - posted on 07/14/2012

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a good long walk before teeth cleaning, if you do bath before bed go for the walk afterwards, some kids get a spurt of energy after having a bath. and read a book or two in a toned down mannor, not the excitable way you would through the day.
try reading until he falls asleep, then gradually work it so that you finish reading while he is still awake. it will take patience and lots of time, but it should work a treat, the more anxious you are the more he will be too, ultimately keeping him from going to sleep easily. good luck honey. :o)

Joy - posted on 07/13/2012

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We've had the same bedtime routine for awhile with my nearly 3 year old (she's 1 month shy of her birthday): bath, brush teeth, read 3 books, prayers and I lay with my daughter until she's asleep (she's also still nursing herself to sleep.) Baths sometimes help tire young children out. We still do naps or quiet times. I've found for her naptime that reading the 3 books also tends to put my daughter to sleep. But then we've been doing this routine for awhile so she may just have it in her head that 3 books is a signal to go to sleep (this could be a problem later in life for school.)

Don't know if any of that'd help you or not getting your boy to sleep.

Shelly - posted on 07/13/2012

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I have the same problem with my daughter she is 2 1/2. I have trouble getting her to sleep and keeping her asleep. she wakes up every 2 to 3 hours. I have to play music for her to go to sleep. Sometimes I have to sing to her. I have to figure out how to keep her asleep and keep her in her own bed.

Cleaver - posted on 07/11/2012

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i read my son stories until hes asleep (i go to the states once every few months for books their half the price as in Canada) i mean hes 22 months old and still in a crib because he tends to still wake up at about 1 in the morning for a couple of minutes. but i hope that helps stories, lullabies, and when he still wont sleep i read from my books that usually puts him out.

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