My 2 year old fights my husband and I every night at bed time sometimes it takes us up to 3 hours to get him to sleep. So I was just wondering if there is anything I can do to make bed time easier on all of us. It's getting to be a very frustrating time of the day.
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again even when it doesn't work. It sounds like you are doing some insane things with sleep and your toddler. Forget bedtime. Do you have a bedtime? For awhile forget routines and anything else that could look like a trick for making him fall asleep.
Let him fall asleep on you lap when he is ready. I have a 22 mo grandson and there is nothing more wonderful than having a toddler fall asleep in your arms or on your chest totally melting into you. When things calm down you can start trying music. Play music videos or music and hold your son until he falls asleep. Don't worry about independence. You have 16 more years to worry about that.
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