How can I get my two year old to bed before 11?

Hannah - posted on 01/08/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




He's been staying up until eleven for the past month, but only sleeping until about six thirty in the mornings. I'm exhausted! We live in a tiny one bedroom apartment, so his bed is in my room. If I leave him alone in the room, he will make himself throw up from screaming (he does it on purpose). I've tried darn near everything. My doctor has diagnosed me with clinical exhaustion. I don't know what to do.


Meeta - posted on 01/08/2014




Hi Hannah,

Does your lil one take a nap during the day? My little one is also 2 years old and was doing the same thing. She sleeps during the day for 1-2 hours, I try to wake her up by 2pm. What I have noticed is she tends to get tired after 6-7 hours so feels sleepy by 8.30-9pm. I play with her and get her involved in activities that stimulates her brain so she feels tired e.g. reading books, drawing, puzzles etc.
Though I have been told to slowly cut out the naps so they feel tired and sleep early. This didnt work for me as lil one was feeling sleep at 5pm and waking at 9pm!

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