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How to get toddler thru a good nights sleep.

my 20 month old has always slept by himself majority of the time sleeping all night but here lately hes been sleeping maybe 2 or 3 nights peaceful sleeping all by himself and then he will go thru a few nights where he will wake up and i will end up rocking him for over an hour to get him back to sleep and go to lay him down in his bed and as soon as he touches it hes awake and wont lay back down unless his in the bed with me even then its not a peaceful sleep he is flipping from end to end or on his knees and elbows rocking back and forth hes not resting ive asked pediatrician and he says thats just some kids sleeping habits any suggestions on what to try

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Asked by coltonsmom113 at 11:09 PM on Jun. 28, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Wear him out! Let him run and play for a while before bed and stick to a routine... with dd it was play, dinner, bath pjs and quiet time then lights out. You could also try keeping him up a little later he might just be getting too much sleep! We changed my daughters bed time from 8 to 8:30 and she started sleeping through the night most nights only waking if she had a wet diaper or had to go potty. Be firm about it if he does wake up! "no honey its not time to wake up yet" Snuggle for a while then put them back in bed when he's really relaxed. it's rough because he might cry a little but let him for a few minutes before going to get him.

    Answer by cmboyd_1999 at 10:03 AM on Jun. 29, 2011

  • My 4.5 year old still often wakes up in the middle of her sleep.

    She comes into our bed and we all sleep together for the rest of the night:)

    Answer by amandasmomma at 1:08 PM on Jun. 29, 2011

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