just having a hard time getting my son to go to sleep through the night

Kristen - posted on 04/02/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my son since he was 1 yrs old has been sleeping for a few hours an as usual at 2am he is up and won't go back to sleep i have been putting back to bed over and over and nothing ends p we are both cranky and sleep deprived.i cut all his naptimes and do more activites but nothing seems to work please help

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Kristen - posted on 04/03/2013

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it's ok,we have seen doctors and nothing they see is wrong.just have to ride it out they told me.if he isn't ok by 7 i should have him see a therapist.they think it might be ,because of our moving around.

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 04/03/2013

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That's strange ! If he has been like this for 4 years than I can go tell you to talk to his dr. Maybe something is going on medically to why he can't sleep. I read somewhere that some kids don't sleep through the night until 6 Years old , this might be the case . Sorry I don't have much experience with 4 year olds yet

Kristen - posted on 04/03/2013

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my son is 4 yrs old ,he has been like this since day one.he takes a nap after 12:30 sleeps til 3pm and then goes to bed at 9pm sleeps til 11:30 and that is because he wet himself and then refuses to go back to bed neither his father or i get no more then 3 hours of sleep and we are going out our minds we even cut his nap times and and he still keeps staying up don't know what to do.kristen

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 04/03/2013

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How long has this exactly been going on for? My daughter is 14 months old and her sleep habits have changed multiple times and some of them we're not so fun for me. She went through a period of time around her 1st birthday where she would wake up at 8am and get one two hour nap but still would refuse to go to bed until midnight! This went on for almost a month and right before I lost my mind she went back to her normal routine of going to bed at 9 pm. I know that teething effects their sleep patterns as well as when they are reaching new milestones( walking was the milestone keeping my daughter up til midnight) . If it is an on going problem maybe it's time to call the dr and ask for some advice. I also noticed a good snack about an hour before bed helps keep her sleeping all night. I usually give her oatmeal . How old I'd your child? Maybe cutting out naps entirely is causing overtiredness. My dr said naps should be given no earlier than 4 hours after waking and no later than 5 hours before bed . I figured out that if I let my baby sleep past 4 then bed time means somewhere in the morning hours! Good luck

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