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My 2 year old doesnt sleep at night even when he doesnt have a nap.

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Asked by mimi471 at 6:13 PM on May. 1, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Get him into swim lessons or some other activity that will wear him out. My daughter is 4 and does swimming twice a week and gymnastics once a week. IF she naps she's a nightmare to get to go to bed. When she doesn't nap it's easier. IF she misses either swimming or gymnastics for whatever reason the WHOLE WEEK is one big migraine. If we had the money I'd be looking for something ELSE for her to do during the week to fill the other two weekdays.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 6:29 PM on May. 1, 2011

  • Some people need less sleep than others. However, sometimes when kids don't sleep they act like they have ADD. Try to encourage him to stay in bed even if he is not sleeping. Put some picture books in bed with him, play some soft music that he can chill out to, put away toys if he is climbing out of bed to play. Make sure he has a decent bedtime even if he fights it.
    It might take a while but stay consistent.

    Answer by RedRowan at 9:12 PM on May. 1, 2011

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