Sleeping Pattern Changed? Bedtime HELP, 3 year old boy

Stina - posted on 01/27/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son had a really great bed time and and bed time routine. When we moved houses he went right back into it. This past week or so he has been totally off. I have tried moving up his bedtime thinking that maybe he's acting out because he more tired. I keep a bedtime routine, very strict. I have tried removing toys from the room, taking privileges away for misbehavior, cry it out, putting him back in his bed over and over. Nothing seems to work. I even told him as long as he was quiet and in his room on his bed he could talk to his animals, read books whatever. It didn't work. He gets up every time. Because we are in a small apartment I don't close the door all the way...it won't close actually. but the hallway light is off, his room light and its closed about 3/4 of the way. This wasn't an issue before though. could it be now? any hints?

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Stina - posted on 02/06/2013

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Sara- Thanks. nothing seems to be working still. I tired to let him have quiet time on his bed in his room. You know, not pushing the fact that he had to go to sleep, then see if he actually did. Nope he didn't. He seems to want me to cuddle with him which I'm trying not to do because it's so hard to break that habit. A Kiss, hugs and a goodnight only.
now that i think of it, the only thing that seems to working a bit is music. seems like when I get tired of him not listening I turn on easy listening music and hear no more rustling.

Gigi. Its been over a year since we moved. I really thing it was just from being off schedule during the holidays. Schedule is everything :)

Cleaver- I have done this too. I let him pick out 2-3 books depending on length and then hold them myself so he isn't tempted to play with the others while I'm reading. He just gets very interactive and then wants to tell me a long story that he think relates to the book. It;s very charming lol, "but mom, I have something i really need to tell you". I guess it's a good thing that he's practicing "similarities" and "differences".

thanks ladies

Cleaver - posted on 01/29/2013

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you know what i found out gets my 2YO to sleep super fast i snuggle with him in his bad and read him a story in a whisper (its a book of a bunch of stories so i dont need to move to get a new story) when i whisper it he needs to be quiet to hear it sometimes he starts to talk then he realises he cant hear it so stop and falls asleep within 15 minutes

Sara - posted on 01/29/2013

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Oh I should mention that I had moved about four months ago, and that the initial problems we had with her sleeping was that we gave her new furniture and we had to put all the old stuff back and slowly add and remove things till she adjusted.

Gigi - posted on 01/29/2013

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How long has it been since you moved? It could be that he is reacting to the move now if it happened recently.

Sara - posted on 01/28/2013

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I cannot really help you but I can tell you that you are not alone. I have a very strict bedtime routine as well, and I am going through the same thing. We have struggled with nighttime routine for a week now and sometimes it's taking almost 2 hours to get her to stop leaving her room, or screaming. We have tried everything you have. I think they just test their boundaries at this point, I mean why else would they SUDDENLY deter from the routine. It would make sense if it was over a period of time. That or they are feeling under the weather ? Though mine has shown no signs of that.

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