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I have to keep my DD up 2 hrs past bedtime and get her up 2 hrs early I need suggestions on things keep a tired 3 year old awake and having fun.

She is having a medical test (EEG) done and has to be sleep deprived for it.

I am trying to find some new and exciting things to do so it's not just the normal playing together.

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Asked by ddmalott at 5:50 PM on Jan. 9, 2013 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Just tell her Sleping Beauty. It's kept mine up for two damn days!

    Sorry, hope everything goes well with the medical stuff.

    Answer by Ballad at 3:29 AM on Jan. 10, 2013

  • candy and movies.

    my fiance has an eeg tomorrow too

    Answer by staciandababy at 7:13 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • just playing gets them going. just keep playing with her.

    Answer by lambdarose at 6:57 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Engage her in some kid of activity. A board game, build blocks, in short, PLAY WITH HER!
    No TV, no stories, no riding in the car.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 6:32 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • My youngest has had to have EEGs and the first time getting him to the appointment was difficult. He had had about 4 hours of sleep total and hit the wall about an hour before we left. We gave him a piece of gum to chew because it was new and exciting for him. It was still not easy keeping him awake, but he did sleep the second they needed him to sleep.

    Hope everything goes well and you get the answers you need.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 6:32 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • I can't say to the rest and she will not be happy but if you put her in a carseat and no one is next to her keeping her awake, she IS going to fall asleep

    Answer by Dardenella at 6:04 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Ah to have that problem I normally can't get my son in bed even when he is exhausted. You could try playing a game with her or doing activities that don't allow her to sit down and get comfortable like dancing to the radio.

    Answer by amandajoy21 at 5:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • I agree... Need to know why before I can give suggestions.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 5:53 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

  • Why??

    Answer by Crafty26 at 5:52 PM on Jan. 9, 2013

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