how do I get my three year old granson to sleep all nite?

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please give me some things to try .. he is up atleast three times a nite.. when he sees you there he goes back to sleep.. i have had custosy of him since march .. and been dealing with me working and him not sleeping is wearing nanie out.. help????

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Jennifer - posted on 09/18/2012

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Is he napping during the day? If so, you may need to cut that back. He may be napping too much during the day. Try not to give him so much attention when he wakes up. Is he in a bed or a crib? When he wakes up, go in so he can see you but don't touch him. Leave and come back in 5 minutes if still crying. Keep doing it every 5 minutes w/o touching him. It's tough but it usually works.

User - posted on 05/01/2012

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I would just give him some time. That's a pretty big change, I bet he's just scared and worried. He probably needs to know that you're still there. You could let him sleep in bed with you for a while, then you would get some more sleep. But that might be harder to transition him back into his bed.
Does he have any stuffed animals or a blankie that give him comfort? My son sleeps with those plus he's got a night light that plays music and he turns that on at night sometimes if he needs some comforting.
Hope you get some rest!

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