My 3 year is a very active 3 year old. He will run and run until he passes out basically. I have tried numerous different routines that have worked for his older brother and sister, but nothing so far seems to work on him. Everything seems to stimulate him (bedtime stories, coloring, even baths) I have to start getting him ready for bed sometimes as early as 6pm just to hopefully have him asleep by 8-830pm. Anyone have a child like this or used to maybe?
Answer by mrspierce06 at 8:48 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by blessedwithree at 8:16 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by momofone072506 at 8:47 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
We do 'routine" all day long. From the time we wake up until the time we go back to bed at night. Not a schedule. Those I detest. But a routine where we know what will come next, usually. There are days where of course routine has flown out the window. And that's okay because most days are not out of the ordinary so it is easy to fall back into old habits. Starting after dinner my husband and my son wrestle or do some physical activity to satisfy my son's need to be physical and exercise. Then we play a calm down game. Some board game that gets us together as a family but signals it is time to relax. Juice and small snack with the game. After the game it is bath, stories, and bed. He has soft music playing each night, a night light, and water by his bed. The music and lights going out signals it is time to lay still and go to sleep. Quick kiss and hug. No real discussion b/c it is bed time.
Answer by frogdawg at 10:56 PM on Aug. 21, 2010
Answer by rileymommy at 11:22 PM on Aug. 21, 2010