How do you convince you baby to sleep at night ?
January 21, 2007 9:06pm CST
My daughter is a year and a half and I have still not been able to get her on a schedule to sleep at night . I never had a problem with this with any of my other children and have tried everything I can think of . What have you done to get your child on a schedule to sleep at night ?
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23 Jan 07
i cant say something to help you base on my experience but as i have heard from my sister, dont let your child sleep to much on the day,let her play in the morning and explore the day so she will sleep on the night as she is tired of her long day.
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22 Jan 07
We don't have a certain schedule although I wish we did. We just recently moved and every night since, my daughter says she can't go to bed when I tell her it's time. She's 3 1/2 and I read and pray and do all the bed time rituals but then I have to sit at her bed and talk to her. I tell her what a nice room she has and I remind her of her night lights. Our big, friendly dog has been sleeping in the room lately so I tell my daughter that she needs to be quiet so the doggy can sleep. I also remind her that the doggy will protect her and big brother is right across the hall and mommy and daddy will be in their bed. I think that she's worried she's going to miss out on something if she goes to sleep but I tell her that we're all going to sleep. And if she doesn't go to sleep she can't wake up in the morning and do fun stuff. It takes patience and sometime I'm so tired that I just want to send her to bed and be done with it but then I end up with repeatedly having to tell her to "go back to bed" and crying etc.
22 Jan 07
My youngest didn't sleep for the first year of her life I think, LOL. I never had that problem with my other two either, but of course, all children are different. I think you just have to stick to a routine, whatever it may be...story,bath,bed. It takes time and a lot of patience, but eventually it will pay off. Good luck :)