trouble keein my2 boys in bed..ideas?

Lynnette - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i have a four yr old and a 23 month old. My 4 yr old don't ever go to bed time and my 23 month old wakes up inthe middle of the night thinking that its time to play and stays up for hours

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Lynnette - posted on 10/02/2009

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Thank you soo much for the advice I'm going to try those ideas ad see if they work.

DeeDee - posted on 10/02/2009

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i agree with Brandi. I sort of followed the Super Nanny thing of not talking to them after you've put them in bed. i took a couple of weeks to get it to work without me standing near the door, but what i did was tell my son goodnight and do the whole bedtime routine. then i would explain to my son the first time he got out of bed that he was not to get out of bed, it was time to sleep, even if he didn't sleep he needed to stay there. after that, don't even make eye contact and just put him back into bed if he gets out. so if your kid gets up to play in the middle of the night, just keep putting him back into bed because it is still bed time. this worked for me. good luck.

Brandi - posted on 10/02/2009

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Hey girl, we had this problem with Hannah when she was 1-2 years old. We would even have to sleep in the room with her to get her to bed. To get that to stop we started a routine every night. After dinner it's clean up around the house ( hate waking up to a messy house) then bath, brush teeth, and then we read a book. The whole time the tv is off. Then after all that is done we go threw the house and turn off lights. Then we would lay her down and she would go to sleep. With Jedidiah here we do the same thing and sometimes he cries when I 1st lay him down to sleep but he goes to sleep rather fastly now.



I don't have the problem of the kids getting up in the night, Jed sometimes but I just leave him alone and he goes back to sleep. If my kids did get up and wanted to play though I think I would just keep putting them back in bed. Don't turn on the lights or let them get the toys out. Explain that it's not play time it's bed time and that he need all the rest he can get so he can be ready for the next day. You probably do this already. It's just what I think. I really hope this helps or that someone does give you some advise that works. Good Luck! Take care.

Lynnette - posted on 10/01/2009

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Sometimes they take a nap, when they do it'sbetween 1-2pm and they sleep for about an hour

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