How do I get my 22 month old to stay in bed for his daynap and bedtime?

Shelley - posted on 07/23/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 22 month old has gone from being the perfect sleeper to thinking it is great fun to keep getting out of bed. We just put him straight back in and tell him it is bedtime but the other night, it took us 3 hours to get him to sleep. Sometimes it can take up to an hour for a nap. When we shut the door, he just goes hysterical. Any bright ideas?

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Cara - posted on 07/27/2010

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When I first got my daughter sleeping in her toddler bed she dd the same thing. She would bang on her door and pitch a royal pitch for a good while. At first I would go in and try to lay her back down. After a few times of doing that I realized that wasn't working so I just let her stand there and scream for a few. It didn't take her long to figure out that it was bedtime/naptime and she wasn't going to get up. Now she usually goes to bed without a problem tho there have been times she will sit in her room and play for a lil bit before laying down and actually falling asleep. Good luck to you with your little one.

Jen - posted on 07/27/2010

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i did the cio method with my method he kpet waking up for the day at 10 to 4 in the morning n staying up playing jumping around the last 3 days i dd the method n now he sleeps from 6pm til 8am he only woke up once last night n he was back to sleep within 5 mins its hard and when i first did he cried for 2 hrs non stop but i just kept going in every 10 then 20 mins after tht he knew i wasnt gona give in.

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