Bedtime woes!

Keisha - posted on 08/28/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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What do you do when you child is fed, bathed, and just wont go to sleep? Even though they are sleepy?

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Sylvia - posted on 09/01/2009

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I read, sing and rub their foreheads or back with just the tips of your fingers very gently. I have found especially if I rub downward between their eyes onto their nose it causes their eyes to droop. I feel this kind of touch and I sing to relax myself, is relaxing to them.

Keisha - posted on 09/01/2009

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Thats what I do with the oldest, but shes a good sleeper. Now this 8 month old loves the night life already!!!

Melissa - posted on 08/29/2009

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I used to reassure them I love them, turn out the lights and say good night. I would make sure they understood that bed time was non-negotiable.

Stephanie - posted on 08/29/2009

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I'm not sure how old your child is, but our son use to fight going to sleep when he was about a year old. We could do all the things in the world, but he'd still refuse to sleep. Finally, we just had to close the door and shut the lights out. He cried and cried for awhile, but soon enough he went to sleep. He's 2 now, but whenever we say it's naptime/bedtime, he goes. There might be a few tears at time, but nothing major anymore.

Tiffany - posted on 08/28/2009

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oh this is a tough one! Do you ever read them stories or sing them lullabyes, I do this with my son, (he usually requests for me to sing) and soon he's off to dreamland. If you already do this stuff, then maybe you should let them run around and play really hard before giving them a warm bath and laying them down. Let them run off some of their energy and wear themselves down. Also, if they still take naps in the daytime, perhaps you should cut their naps down or reduce the amount of time they are sleeping during their naps. Good luck

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