I am having some trouble getting my 5 year old to fall asleep. He just turned 5 in Jan & is still in daycare thru the week. He naps there for 1.5+ hours miday & just does not want to fall asleep most nights until almost 10. The weekends can go either way. He may or may not sleep at naptime & may or may not fall asleep easily at night.
Bedtime has always been at 8 (weekdays he is up by 6). We get dressed for bed, read a story or two, snuggle for a few minutes & then off to bed.
Is he trying to drop his nap? Do I need to push back bedtime 30 minutes? Do I punish him for not going to sleep (taking toys for a couple of days)? Do I need to try a sticker chart with a reward at the end of 30 days?
I am at a loss & would love any ideas, tips, tricks or advice. He will be going to Kindergarten in the fall & I want to have this worked out before then. =]
Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 12:55 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by liz.1986 at 8:55 AM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by KTMOM at 11:33 PM on Mar. 11, 2011
Answer by elasmimi at 8:26 AM on Mar. 21, 2011