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|Tue, 08-14-2007 - 9:27pm|
I have a 5 year old. He will NOT go to sleep. Bedtime is the worst time in our household. He's usually well behaved during the day but when bed time rolls around its just not happening. We have a routine that we do every night. He likes his small glass of warm milk then we move onto the brushing of the teeth and washing his face. Then we go into his room for a story. When we think all is ok it goes down hill. It usually takes us about 2-3 hours to get him to fall asleep. Its always the "I want a drink mommy" or "Im not tired" or the most recent one "My bed is too hard mommy". Its gotten to the point where now he will actually stay in his room (only took almost a year for that). But I just dont know what to do. I asked the doctor and he told me to let him sleep in our room. We actually tried that for 2 days.. it was a very bad idea. He also told us to try to extend his bedtime. It was 7:30 now its 8:00. My son is so tired all of the time, hes got bags (lol if children can have bags) under his eyes. My husband and I are at our wits end. We need help.