Mom and Child in Desperate need of sleep....HELP!

Jennifer - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm a mother of a 2 yr. old boy and I am also a full time pre-law college student. I work on the weekends at night to try and scrape by and when my son is with a babysitter there is no fuss when it comes to bedtime. Myself on the other hand I all of a sudden cannot get him to go to sleep when his bedtime rolls around. I had it to where (since he was a year old) that he would just go to sleep with a sippy cup and my kissing him goodnight and shutting his door.

I just had leg surgery in August so therefore he was at his grand parents house for two and a half months. They did the cursed rocking him to sleep rutine at night time. Since he has been back at home with me (Middle of November) it has taken everything that I have to try and get him back to the way it was. I have NEVER been able to rock him to sleep even when he was an infant. Its not the getting him to sleep part its the getting up from the chair and carrying him to bed part.

Now all of a sudden (just this week) he decided that he doesn't want his door shut. Ok...I tried that for a bit. He just keeps coming in and out, in and out, in and get the picture. The only time that I am able to do homework is when he is asleep. I don't want him to start being in my bed because that is really bad for kids and I know that once you start that you can never get them out.

I'm in desperate need of some advice...I'm running on super empty and we both need to get some sleep to stay sane. Please help!


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