I have had my son on a bedtime routine for over a year he gets a bath then movie i read him a book then its bettime at 7:30. he generally dosnt fall asleep till between ten and midnight then he is up by 5:30 in the morning and he wont nap. when its bedtime i get all kinds of excuses why he dosnt want to go to bed , he want to play, or he wants another drink , or another hug and kiss. etc. when he doesnt get his way he get his way he starts screaming until he wakes his sister up. i have taken to his peditrican many times and she tells me to let him scream it out and has suggested putting him on melitonin wich i have not done because of bad affects i have heard on it. this has been going on for over a year .Answer Question
Answer by maecntpntz219 at 12:12 PM on Mar. 27, 2013
The more active the child is during the day, the more tired they will be at night usually. Can you do more activities like let him run around for a few hours outside or go to a park with a jungle gym set? Maybe 7:30 is too early to go to bed. It's also lighter longer. Is he enrolled in Preschool yet? Preschool will tire him out. I would not give Melatonin at all. I think you just have to be firm & keep putting him back in bed. Maybe offer him a reward if he is a big boy & stays in bed. Maybe his bedtime routine is too long. Either read a book or a movie & not both. How about a snack before bed? My kids eat a banana and/or Cheerios before bed. My Son's bedtime is 8:30. We turn out the lights, he gets a snack, watches one of his shows quietly, brushes his teeth then to bed. He bathes when he comes home from school. He's 6. But that's always been our routine.
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