how do i get my 2 yr old in a routine at bedtime

Charlene - posted on 03/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




i have a 2 year old daughter and ever since my son was born in september last year she just will not sleep at night and me and my husband are going out of our minds we just dont get sleep at night please help


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Selomy - posted on 03/27/2009




I have the same problem like Charlene...tx for the advice will try to get my 2yr old boy in a good routine!

Melissa - posted on 03/26/2009




I agree to try to get back to what ever your rputine was before the baby was born. My husband works nights so my son and I had bath then movie time with a short book before bed. When my daughter was born He had a real hard time letting her do bath time and movie with us. But then we all started to lay on the floor with mommy inbetween them it seemed to work. I also put the baby to bed 30 mins before my sons bed time so we had sometime just him and I. Hope this works.

Amanda - posted on 03/26/2009




I would say get back into your routine from before the baby.

After my second child was born I would bring him into the routine so my oldest would know that he's part of the family. It helped me stay into the routine and get my second into the same for latter.

Blake - posted on 03/26/2009




I have a 3 year old girl and a 3month old boy. when he was born she started getting out of bed at night and wanting to sleep with me while I was up all night with him nursing. She wanted me to put him down and cuddle her. This of course was impossible. I realized her issue was not about sleep but about being with me. So I made one morning a week (saturday) where she and I did something just the 2 of us. A special Mommy Daughter time. It has made all the difference. I don't know if this will help but sometimes the real problem will manifest itself in other ways. ie not sleeping. Also we have a bath a book and a song before bedtime, together. Good Luck!

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