how to get a 3 year old to fall asleep?

Erica - posted on 10/10/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




It takes my 3 year old son a good hour and half to fall asleep i fight him every night. I have tried everything taking toys away, reading books, music, lights ( he is deathly afraid of the dark ) leaving his door cracked. Any ideas on how to help him fall asleep faster? Without me having to lay with him?


Sherri - posted on 10/10/2011




Put him to bed and sit by the bed with no words and no eye contact, 2nd night put him to bed but move closer to the door, third night even closer to the door and keep doing this till he is in his bed by himself, without you laying with him.

It doesn't matter how long it takes him to fall asleep as long as he remains in his bed to do so. If he gets up you place him back into his bed, no matter if he gets up a 100x's no words, no eye contact.

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