okay so my son was put down to bed at like 8pm it is now 12:06 and he's still up.. he cries when i tell him to go to bed. i tried the sippy he's had alike 20 cups since he went to bed... and uhhg he's driving me nuts i dont know what to d owith him!!! help.. any suggestions?
I know 8 p.m. seems like an early bedtime, but it's possible that he's overtired and too wound up to sleep. At 22 months, I had had enough of the late bedtimes with my son, and I took some advice here and there, put it all together, and came up with a plan. First of all, every day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. I tried to get his energy out at the park. Back home, I gave him dinner at 5:30 p.m., a bath at 6, and at 6:30 p.m. it was pj's, milk, bedtime stories. I put him in bed, tuck him in, give him a kiss, and tell him to close his eyes, go to sleep, and have sweet dreams. I sit across the room and he is sound asleep in less than 10 minutes without a fuss or a fight, continued ...
continued .... It was tough at first because he would not stay in bed. Once I told him goodnight, that was it. I did not speak another word. The house was dark and quiet, so there was nothing to do and nothing for him to miss. His toys are not in his room either. Every time he'd get out of bed, I would silently put him back down, tuck him in, and sit back down in the chair. Within 3-4 nights, he was done with that. My consistency and stubbornness won that battle. Thanks Supernanny, lol.
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