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Anyone else? He basically tells me he is tired but then fights me the whole way. He will get to the almost completely asleep point and then pop up and want to party. THis happens for naps and bedtime. It took me over an hour to get him down last night and it ended in tears for him aftre I had to just walk away for 5 minutes. Today isn't starting off any better. I went to put him down for a nap because he asked, and now he is up and running around after being almost totally asleep. No clue what is going on, but I am really over it.
What helped with all of my kids was a longer sleep routine. I often put on music, same kind every time so the associate it with sleep, either jazz or classical for us. Then we read until kiddo is relaxed. Then turn out the lights and sing the same songs every time (again, to associate with sleep). Then I say goodnight the same way: good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite. Now close your eyes and drift away to dreamland and have great big adventures to tell me about in the morning.
The repetitiveness of our routine helps get them in "go to sleep" mode. Most nights our routine is about half an hour long but I noticed when I added more reading and songs, they went to bed easier--guess the needed the extra cuddle time to wind down it took a while for it to "click" but now I rarely get arguements about going to or staying in bed
OMG! I was going to post this too! This was us all.weekend.long. This was even more fun with my weaning her and trying to get her to spend more than 30 minutes sleeping in her crib (as opposed to my bed).
Mom to M (6), K (4), and little rose (18 months)