My son did this too about the same age. I actually asked my doctor about it and he told me that at that age they are looking for reasons. He said that if they don't want to go to sleep they will look for a reason not to have to! If you continually go in and check on him he will know that that is the way he can stay up a little longer! My doctor told me to take three nights, one after the other,put him in his bed, make sure he was clean and fed w/ no problems and then close the door and let him cry it out. He told me it would be hard, and it definately was, but after the third night I would put him to bed and he would be asleep about ten minutes later! He would also sleep through out the night and wake up about 7:30 the next morning! I was so hesitant to do it but I am so glad I did! Maybe if you can do it , it might work for you!
at 1:29 PM on Feb. 22, 2010