my 2 year old will not go to sleep at night!!
I'm at my wits end ladies! I need help. My 2 1/2 year old thinks he's going to miss something if he closes his eyes. I've tried everything. From year one to age 2, we tried the whole "let him cry it out" thing when going to sleep. An entire year of changing pukey sheets almost every night was enough! He works himself up to the puking point. When he could no longer stand sleeping in his crib anymore, we converted it into a full size bed. To ease him into it, my husband or I would lay down with him. He happily will go into his bed now, but refuses to go to sleep. He still likes warm milk before bed, but as soon as he's done with that, he sings, kicks, hits, talks, plays with the blinds on the window, climbs all over one of us, rearanges his pillows, gathers his stuffed animals etc. You got the idea, he does anything to be rebellious and not lay down. I've tried nicely asking, nicely enforcing, time out, a smack on the butt (don't judge)... everything I can think of. Does anyone have any suggestions? I know laying down in his bed wasn't the best idea, because we are probably doomed to do so for a long time now, but my other option of washing a full sized conforter, sheets, and pillows every night seemed a little less apealing! PLEASE HELP ME LADIES!!!!!