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how do i get my 15 month old to bed early

my son stays up til 12 or 1 or even 2 in the morning and get up at 9 or 10 n im still tired

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yankeegirl87

Asked by yankeegirl87 at 10:36 PM on Oct. 30, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Put him to bed earlier. Why isn't he going to sleep? Is he just staying awake in his room? Playing? Do you have a bedtime routine? Have you tried waking him at the same time (earlier) every morning?
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 7:50 AM on Oct. 31, 2010

  • You need to decide on his bedtime. It may be time to drop his nap if you think it is inteferring with bedtime although most kids this age take a nap in the middle of the day. He might be napping too late. If so, make the naptime earlier. Start bedtime about 12 hours after he gets up in the morning. Have a set routine which could be a bath, reading books, cuddling. Calmly tell him he needs to stay in bed and put him back each time he gets up. You can sit on the floor of his bedroom and have your back to the bed. Do not talk during this time. Each time he gets up you gently put him back in the bed. It might take several nights. Do the same thing if you decide to sit in another room during this time. GL!!
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 10:04 AM on Oct. 31, 2010

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