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How do i get my 3 yr old to go to sleep be for 11pm

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Asked by tinkermom7 at 2:22 AM on Jan. 20, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Make sure there isn't a nap in the day if they still aren't tired by then.

    Answer by MyGiftsFromGod at 2:26 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Lie down with her. Make sure there isn't a lot of noise or light in the house. Establish a bedtime routine. Bathe her prior to bed and read her a story. Trace letters slowly on her back while she's trying to fall asleep. Make sure she isn't napping in the evening time. Move up her bedtime from 11 pm each night gradually so she wont notice as much. Good luck!

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 2:27 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Thank you

    Comment by tinkermom7 (original poster) at 2:36 AM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • A FORT!!!!!!!
    My now five year old had a hard time relaxing when he went from his crib to his big boy bed. We tried lots of stuff but to no avail. When he turned 3 his older brother and him became roomates and the bunkbeds were brought in. Grayson (my youngest) is on the bottom bunk. We threw a few blankets over the top bunk so they would drape over and make a FORT or CAVE.
    This allowed his busy little mind to be peaceful without the distraction of all of the wonder and amazement of his bedroom and toys.
    Works Great.
    Depending on the mood we could change the blankets to fall side to side like curtains and sometimes we strung a clear color of christmas lights up for fun.
    You dont need a bunk bed to make this special getaway. Just some tacks and light weight blankets, maybe a chair and pillows.
    Make it a treat every Friday if not every night. If he goes to bed before 9 then a fort is to follow.

    Answer by Ihatelaundry at 1:39 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • PS Lavendar puts my son out because i used it alot! Also, maybe you can think of another scent from when she was an infant that is comforting to her.

    Answer by Ihatelaundry at 1:41 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • Have a set bedtime routine and stick with it. Brush teeth, bath, pj's and then a story. Once you've put your child to bed don't give attention to all of the talking and calling out or coming out of bed. The more attention you give it, the more it continues. Once your child realizes that no one is talking or coming in, it gets pretty boring and they give up on it. Also, you may want to cut out naps or shorten them so you could make bedtime start earlier.
    Good luck!

    Answer by AlisonAstair at 9:07 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I am watching these answers! We have the same problem -- during the weekday.

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 9:50 AM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Thank you so much we do have a sit bed time and routine but ones she gets to her bed she just will not go to sleep . She sings and dances and dose all kinds of things . I find my self going in her room to tell her to go to sleep like 10 or15 times a night . any way thank you all i will try some of this .

    Comment by tinkermom7 (original poster) at 12:43 PM on Jan. 22, 2011

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