Sleeping routine

Casey - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I moved house with my 2 and a half year old son in the summer and ever since then his routine has went to pot. He sleeps in beside me and goes to sleep when he feels like it. He is also up alot during the night which isnt good when you are working early he nxt again day. I have tried putting him in his own room and doing the controlled crying method but he doesnt give up and gets very distressed,does any1 have any advice on what i could do?

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Jodie - posted on 02/25/2009

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i'm sorry to hear that you are having bedtime trouble. My lil one she turned 2 in Jan, her bed time is 8pm. We do bath time at 7pm. After that 7:30 is calm down quiet time. We watch Dora & Diego it comes on Noggin (if u get DirectTV its channel 301). She gets her pillow and blanket and we lay together on the couch and watch tv. Turn off all lights so it's dark except for tv. After Diego is over daddy and I get up and say "it' night night time" that's what we call bed time. And she walks herself to her room. She is still in a crib tho. We have the tent over it to keep her from climbing out. Anyways...she gets into bed and we both kiss her g'night. Although we have never used the co-sleeping method. She used to cry and cry at bed time then when we introduced the pre-bedtime calm down quiet time. She goes right out. I hope this idea helps.

Gina - posted on 02/25/2009

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There is a great book called "Good Night, Sleep Tight" that has tons of info on child sleeping needs and how to coach your kid to fall asleep on their own. The website for the author is http://www.sleeplady.com. The book is for kids up to 5 years old. Anyone I know who has used it has a child that sleeps well, including my little girl who is 3 and slept through the night from 6 weeks as a result (I may have gotten lucky too). Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 02/25/2009

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When you put him down for bed over and over again, after the second time dont say anything, just keep putting him back in bed. same with the middle of  night. my son would do this too. I know its hard with work early in the morning, believe me. But by not saying anything to him and showing him you mean business, he will get it.

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Dona - posted on 02/26/2009

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I think, you must looking for the core of the problem. Maybe, he feel uncomfortable with your new house. he don't like the changes, between old and new environment. ask him to talk and guide him carefully to sleep in his own room. Dont push him too much. Wait until he ready... Good Luck, Casey...

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