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New sibling...

I have a 27 month old DS and recently had a DD (she is a little over a week old). Overall my DS is doing pretty well with her, being kind and gentle to her. But overall he is having trouble going to sleep for both naps and bedtime...which hasn't been an issue in the past. Not sure if it's because of the new sibling..or maybe an age thing. Not sure, but he screams and cries and throws things and we finally end up just putting him in the crib and telling him we love him and letting him yell and fuss till he conks out in a few mins. Anyone have any suggestions? We tried staying in there a couple times till he calmed down, but it kinda seems to backfire and he just keeps yelling!

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Sarahbeth7

Asked by Sarahbeth7 at 3:17 PM on Oct. 14, 2012 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Totally could be, but the kid needs sleep..lol. Any ideas on what to do, rather than let him cry for a few minutes? I hate doing it!
    Sarahbeth7

    Comment by Sarahbeth7 (original poster) at 3:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • if both of you are available, you need to trade off on who's dealing with which kid..your toddler might be craving attention..it happens..he was star of the show until a week ago..now he still wants attention. its natural.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:45 PM on Oct. 14, 2012

  • it's a stage all kids go through it my son did, all you can do is one at nap time make sure u still put him down if he doesn't sleep, but is still in bed let him b 4 an hr. it is still rest in is good for him, but if he gets out of the bed bring him right back i mean right back saying nothing other then "time 2 take a nap." and as far as bedtime goes i always say the 3B's, bath brush teeth, book w/ snack...it truly does work also lavender is very calming try bathing him in it, also warm milk while reading a book! past that once u put him to bed let him scream except as i said be for when he gets out of bed then simply go back in put him to bed and say "it's bedtime."


    GOOD LUCK!!!

    tick2012

    Answer by tick2012 at 6:59 PM on Oct. 22, 2012

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