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If your child has sleeping issues what should you do for them to sleep better at night ? adult content

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AshantiJ

Asked by AshantiJ at 11:20 PM on Aug. 19, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i dont know. i dont respond to mine anymore. shes usually only awake for 15 minutes or so. if she doesnt give up i will go check her diaper and get her a cup but is there is no reason for waking she will go back to sleep in 15-20 minutes.
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 11:24 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • it depends on the exact issue. sometimes it's a control thing, and you have to just let them CIO. Bedtime routines are also incredibly important.
    MommaofH2

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 11:25 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • yea sleeping is serious business. putting the child to bed around the same time every night. a routine. when i was transitioning from crib to toddler bed i gave kisses and hugs - sing a song - rock.. put them to bed. put them back to bed. the big thing it you are the parent and you are not doing anything to hurt them. let that show in how act during bed time. in the end let them cry it out. fall asleep and when you know it's safe go back in and rub their back. tell them you love them. a go to bed worry free. typically a child will fight sleep - mine would force himself to wake up in the middle of the night. checked it out - rubbed his back gave a hug and put back to bed.
    MoMoFu

    Answer by MoMoFu at 11:30 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Try to find a source. Here are some common problems and solutions.
    1. Fear or discomfort of dark. My daughter had it even as a tiny baby. Try a nightlight or leaving the door cracked so the child feels less alone.

    2. Stomach or digestive discomfort. Try giving the child gas drops, peppermint or warm milk before bed to calm any of those issues.

    3. Tempature can be a problem. Try giving more or fewer blankets. A space heater or fan.

    4. Noise. Try a white noise machine or fan.

    5. Distraction of feeling left out. Have one parent allow the child to help "tuck in" the other parent the same way the child is tucked in. Explain how the child has to be quiet and sleep or the other adult wont be able to either.

    6. Have a routine. Calming bath, story in the rocking chair, etc.
    amber710

    Answer by amber710 at 11:47 PM on Aug. 19, 2010

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