my 3 year old wont go to bed!! help!!

Rebecca - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 3 year old son has a lovely bed time routine of bath, stories and then light out to sleep..

but the minute the lights go out he starts screaming n shouting and getting out of bed....

my husband and i follow the stay in bed technie and put him back but the obly problem is that each time he is taken back he is laughing his head off

this has gone on for 1 week now and it takes my son till around 4am or 5am to give in n go to sleep...i am tired n dont no what to do please help me

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Rebecca - posted on 09/02/2009

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Quoting Desiree:

Sounds like he is doing it solely for the attention. I know a lot of people are against this, but you could let him watch a movie when he goes to bed. Otherwise, when he comes out of his room and you have to take him back in there, refrain from looking at him or talking to him, put him in his bed (shutting the door helps get your point across). There's a couple suggestions, sorry if I didnt help.



hi there,



i think he is defo doing it for the attention, we did have a tv/dvd combo in his room but he been so naughty last few weeks he has lost in now...he was starting to come out all the time asking for a new dvd as he did not want the one that was on.



i do not speak to him or look at him i just pick him up and put him back over and over all night long but the worst part is that when he is out back he is laughing :-(



i shut the door a few times and even though he has a night light he screaches at the top of his voice and rushes to open it again (dont think he likes it dark)



 

Kristi - posted on 09/01/2009

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my daughter goes into her room at 9pm. doesnt mean that she has to go to bed, but she has to be quiet. Leave a couple of toys in the room, so he can occupied himself. However in the morning, wake him up at a certain time say 8 or 9 am, and in time he will get in a routine that will make him go to bed at night. If he is screaming, and you bath him feed him, change him, everything that you do, just let him scream, DO NOT GO IN THERE. I know it sounds harsh, but if you dont, then he thinks it is ok to do that behavor. Just try it and let me know how it goes, Kristi

Desiree - posted on 09/01/2009

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Sounds like he is doing it solely for the attention. I know a lot of people are against this, but you could let him watch a movie when he goes to bed. Otherwise, when he comes out of his room and you have to take him back in there, refrain from looking at him or talking to him, put him in his bed (shutting the door helps get your point across). There's a couple suggestions, sorry if I didnt help.

Rebecca - posted on 09/01/2009

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Quoting Carmel:

I have done with my kids a little night light in there room



my son has a night light n is still messing about i am too tired to care about it right now he is screaming like hell

Karina - posted on 09/01/2009

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aww, bless ya. hopefully just a phase. why not try havin the light off already. taylor went through abit of wantin his light on all the time. he very tall and can reach the light switch himself. tinker. lol. so we just got him a little lamp, like a dimmer lamp so its quite dull. he still puts it on now and again. know u'l be tired but just stick to the routine. try n make sure he doesnt have a nap in the afternoon.

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