We started a new thing with him, it was working until 2 days ago when his behavior i thought was changing really was not.
My son goes to bed at 7:30pm at wakes up at 7am. he used to go to bed at 7:30pm and would talk and get out of bed and play until like 11pm and would finally be quite at 11:30pm. Now i stoped that and i put him down at 7:30pm and tell him it is bed time we don't get out of bed to play or we don't talk either, we need our rest so we can get big and strong. He has been quite but i don't check to see if he is sleeping so i assume he falls asleep around 7:45pm and wakes up at 7am sometimes 7:15am. he gets a nap at 2:30 but falls asleep closer to 3pm and wakes up at 4pm.
His bedtime routine on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays are at 6:30pm or 7pm he drinks his pediasure, and after he is done with that we put his jammies on, brush his teeth and say good night to daddy. Then it is off to upstairs where then i talk to him for 5 or 10mins to talk about his day and his behavior, after talking about that i ask him to give me a hug and kiss and i close his closet door, cover him, kiss him again, say i love u and good night, remind him lights are out and door is getting shut so no talking. It is the same on Wednesday's and Sundays too but with a bath at 7pm and pediasure then at 6:30pm.
For Nap we have snack at 2pm, while eating snack i turn TV off, and put pull ups on, then he goes back and eats snack and while eating again i read at least 2 stories before i lay them down. Before i put blankets on i say it is nap time, i give him 10mins to sleep on his own if not sleeping i go in and sit with him where i am in there for another 10mins before he is asleep by 10 to 3pm. He always looks so tiered like underneath his eyes are red but he refuses sleep.He has a night light on at bedtime light enough for him not to be scared and dark enough for him to realize it is bed time.
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:33 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 3:40 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 3:41 PM on Mar. 1, 2011