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3 year old night owl

my 3 year old daughter gets up out of bed in the night sometimes while were asleep and goes in the living room and turns on the tv gets her some food out of the cabinet with a chair and sits and watches tv and eats. I will wake up and find her on the couch asleep. i really have been trying to make sure she dont take a nap during the day so she wont get up but i dont really know what i should do. i would rather her not sleep with me but i dont know what else icould do. She should not be hanging out while im asleep.

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Asked by busygal26 at 11:04 PM on Jan. 3, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Maybe she jus gets hungary

    Answer by MiSs.SmOkEy at 11:07 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • make sure the doors are locked and put the pot. chips up

    Answer by Wyattsmom205 at 11:08 PM on Jan. 3, 2009

  • some kids just need less sleep. I have a brother who at 25 still has never slept for more than 4 or 5 hours at a time, and that was without naps when he was little too.

    Answer by MarshaB702 at 12:55 AM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • Do u give her a snack before bed time? Maybe try that!

    Answer by katmills0884 at 10:44 AM on Jan. 4, 2009

  • You might need to set rules about what she can and cannot do when she wakes up. That she wakes up, you can't control, but you can set rules and limits. Maybe she needs to play in her room with puzzles or toys rather than watch TV - at night, tape a picture of her playing with her toys on the TV to remind her of the rule. Make rules about what she can and cannot eat - set a lock on the cabinet door and put acceptable snacks out on the table where she can reach them. Maybe even place the snacks in her room so she doesn't need to leave the room to get them...Good luck.

    Answer by JPsMommy605 at 12:17 PM on Jan. 4, 2009

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