My 22 month old I beleive has days and nights mixed up, gets up At 11am takes 1 nap , n stays up till 4-5am.

Moriah - posted on 08/04/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hello, My son Jaydee is 22 months old, He wants to wake up at 11 am and then want to take a nap around 2pm(for only an hr I let him), then he will stay awake till about 9, but instead of it being bedtime for him it's like he treats it like a nap. He wakes back up around 11 or mid-night and wont go back to bed till 4- 5 am. I have tried a lot of different things. I don't know what to do. please any help will be great!!!!!!


Jodi - posted on 08/05/2013




He is too old for 2 naps a day, so you actually need to take the lead here and take control. Start waking him earlier in the day (eg. tomorrow, start waking him at 10am for a few days, then 9am, then 8am and so on). Start with this, stick to only one nap in the afternoon (not 3 hours after he woke up for the morning). But basically, your first step is getting a morning routine going, then getting an afternoon nap routine happening, THEN working on a firm bedtime.

Yes, he is going to be tired and it is going to be painful for you having a tired child for a while, but you have to change the morning wake up before anything else will start changing.

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