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18/05/2011 at 16:03
24/05/2011 at 14:41
17/07/2011 at 19:08
11/04/2012 at 16:27
04/09/2012 at 22:41
I have had the same problems with my 3 yo daughter. Its now 22.35 and we have been trying to put her to bed since 7.30 this evening. Its the same routine every night. Takes us until midnight sometimes. She then wakes around 4 times during the night and gets up around 5.30/6.00. I eventually spoek to my HV about it and she made 3 visits to us and when she ran out of obvious reasons or cures she was no longer willing to help. I have become so depressed over this and when i speak to family/friends about it, they just dont believe its happening.
I would say document everything in a day, wake up, nap times, meal times, days activities and see if there is something obvious that may be causing it. If not perhaps you could ask for you HV to come out and visit to see if they can offer you anything.
I hope this is just a phase for you and that you LO grows out of it ASAP xx
04/10/2012 at 19:38
03/10/2013 at 16:32
I have had this problem. I tried everything and after a few months it stopped, I still don't know what it was all about.
03/10/2013 at 23:02
my little boy wouldnt sleep in his own bed or all theough the night i had to lie on his floor until he fell asleep this lasted until he was 4 when i had tried everything.. no speaking to him outing him back to bed, siting at the door, later bedtime etc i finaly broke ajd couldnt cope anymore and called the health visator, she camr nd had a converstion with me in earshot of my son but didnt directly speak to him and from that night on he slept in his own bed! all through the night i have no jdea what changed his attitude or what she said that registersld but sometimes them herinf from a stranger works x i dont know if it helped that i bot him a new "big boy bed" the ones with the tent underneath and it has ladders... thus may have helped as i mde suxh a big deal of how kool the bed was and how bug he was skeeping in ut x since then hes been amzing! id definately recomend speajing to ur doc or health visator if all else has failed as my son eas close to being refered to a skeep therapist s he literly got 2hrs sleep a nught x gd luck xx
11/12/2013 at 14:05
I might be mistaken, but don't you think that going to bed at 7.30 is a bit too early?
What if you try to start all these usual activities with the bath time and stories at least 45 minutes later (the same time it takes you to help your kid fall asleep). At the same time, you might consider day sleep hours or naps (sorry if you are already doing this and it doesn't help). It's only my suggestion.
19/11/2014 at 20:12
My son occasionaly had those days as well. Before he goes to sleep he has to go potty. But he refused. Then I asked him if he wanted something to drink also no. So we go upstairs & he's crying his eyes out. Suddenly he remembers all my questions & fools me by telling me what I want to hear like "Mommy I need to pee."
Yes kids are smart like that So he did all the things that I wanted him to do & then he had to go up the stairs again so he started crying again. This only worked for 3 days or so.
Now I put my foot down, if he said no the first time, there is no second chance. I found that telling them you are going to sleep as well to be helpful too.
27/11/2015 at 14:13
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