it is so tough! i bet so many parents deal with this! for us we do a bath (most nights), brush teeth, jammies on, then we read in HIS bed. so i will sit on the floor on these 2 big pillows that we put there because i was scared he would fall out when he switched from the crib, but he only has twice, and we will read TWO books. we set up a gate so that he can go to our bedroom only in the middle of the night, so at bedtime we lock our bedroom door, and so he can only go out into the hall way and he will call "mommy mommy mommy" or "daddy daddy daddy". and we'll say, it's night night time and he'll say he wants covered up or a drink or anything to drag things out! you know how it is i'm sure.
we usually allow him a drink & getting covered up a couple of times and i always say "night night, go to sleep now"
it usually does take about half an hour for him to finally go to sleep.
i think the previous posters are cont...
at 12:11 PM on Mar. 11, 2010