Any tricks to get your kid to sleep?
We are having a terrible time getting my 32 month old son to sleep. Previously we used to give him a bath
and he used to lie down on the bed. He has the habit of rocking himself left-right and then falling asleep.
These days he refuses to enter the bed room. If we say "sleepy time" he will scream "no no". We somehow trick him into getting inside the bedroom. Then he just doesn't agree to lie down. He will jump on the bed, demand toys or ipad and pull me out of bed. If i refuse to get up, he will cry non stop. Last time he cried for 45 mins, after which I couldn't bear it and got out of bed. We have tried music, ipad, he gets even more stimulated and takes longer to sleep. But inspite of that, many times we use ipad so that he lies down and stops demanding things at bed time. He wants the light on while sleeping. When we refused to that a couple of months ago and put the lights off, he cried till he vomitted on the bed. Since that day, the lights have stayed on. So he wakes at 7:30 am, has a 2 hour nap in the afternoon and though we start bedtime at 9, he goes to bed at 11pm or later. I have to wake him up everytime, in the morning and in the afternoons. He never wakes up on his own, so I feel he needs the sleep. Inspite of that its the same struggle at the next bed time. How can I make bed time more peaceful? How can I calm him down before bedtime? Do your kids take 1-2 hours to fall asleep?