sleep

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Registered: 03-31-2003
sleep
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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 7:16pm
Hi,


I'm new here. My DS is 3 1/4 yrs. He is over active like all boys. my problem is just a month back he moved by himself to his brother's room and sleeping there. But, what he does is 9.30p.m is his bed time he sleeps untill 11.30p.m and he comes to our bed sleep there and after 2.00p.m he gets and says he wants to sleep in his bed , so again he goes their room and sleep. after 2 hrs again he comes to our room, like that. He disturbs us and his brother too. I told him he need to sleep in one place. Daytime when I talks he says that his room , so he will sleep there and he is so proud of his room. I don't know how to make him sleep through the night.Daytime he takes 2 hr nap. Usually he gets up 6.00 a.m and his nap time 1.30 noon to 3.30 . Bed time is 9.30 p.m. Please any tips will be happy.

Thank you


radha

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: radha_murali
Tue, 04-01-2003 - 6:26am
Here is my advice.......

When he gets up and comes to your room, immediately walk him back to his room and put him back to bed. Don't let him sleep with you! If he gets up again, again put him right back in his own bed. Kids form habits, even at night that you have to break. Once he realizes that getting up and going to your room doesn't work, he will start to stay in his own bed. You have to be firm and consistent and do this every single time!

Sherri

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: radha_murali
Mon, 04-07-2003 - 10:49am
Oh, How I have been there and know what you are going through....haven't had a good nights sleep in a long time have you?? Well, I totally agree with Sherri, you have to take him right back to his bed as soon as he comes to your room. My husband did this with our ds, I was too much of a softie and would let him into our bed so dh had to put his foot down and be the bad guy. LOL. It is a big pain the first little while having to get up all the time but lets face it, you're not getting any sleep anyways so you might as well be fixing the problem ;-) Eventually the child will come to your room less and less and then hopefully not at all. It worked for us anyway. Good luck.

Leeann