any ways to get my daughter to sleep

United States
July 25, 2007 11:44am CST
i have a 36 month old and 25 month old twins.and my girl does not like to sleep at all.i have tried everything possible.i put her down at 1130 for day nap and she will not sleep.so you would think when i put her to bed at 7 she will fall asleep.but she doesnt fall asleep til 830 or sometimes 930 at nite.she really hates to sleep.no matter how much i tire her out or walk her or play with her she still wont sleep.it makes me very tired because i constanlty have to keep checking her because she always wants to take her pull up off.
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• Indonesia
26 Jul 07
Wow, I thought I was the only one with this problem, my daughter is almost 3 yrs old, she sleeps at 1 am a lot of time. I read all the responses here, thank you for the discussion, it helps.
• United States
27 Jul 07
my twin girl just flat out refuses to sleep.shes afraid shes missing out on something lol.i have tried it all except the lavendar which im gonna try.i read,play,bathes,rocking,etc and she just hates to sleep.are you gonna try the lavendar? i wrote a discussion on how to pick a name for my cat can you help pick a name thanks.
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Consistency is the key. If you are not giving her a nap, she may be over tired in the evening which is making it hard for her to get to sleep. Start a routine with her. Read a book, put on some soft music and tell her it is time to sleep. If she continues wanting to get out, ignore her. Peek in every so often to tell her that she is fine and it is time to sleep. It will probably take some time, but you have to be consistent. If you vary from the schedule, you are screwed!
@lucyem (120)
• United States
25 Jul 07
Try reading The No Cry Sleep Solution. You'll be able to find it at the library or on Amazon, etc. Also, start a bedtime routine. SOmetimes baths make kids tired. See if this works for your daughter. Good luck!
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
26 Jul 07
First does your three year old really need that mush sleep. All the exoerts say that she needs about 12 hours of sleep for her age. But the real test is, is she cranky? If a child is cranky than yes she does need the nap and long hours of sleep. Not all children are the same. Then there is the question does she need the nap or does mommy need the nap? I hated it when my kids out grew nap time. It was my quiet time of the day. If you need her nap you might put on some soothing music and give her a book then tell her she can get up when the music stops. and she may just need to rest and not need to nap. At night Time you have a routeen with bath teeth and reading a story. Then add the music and let her look at the book for a short time then lights out. Lavendar is very soothing and restful. You can get lavendar oil at the health food store. Put someon her pillow or pajamas it will help her relax. Now no matter what don't go into her room to check on her. You might leave the door open enough to see her and see what is going on.
• United States
26 Jul 07
thanks alot,im gonna try the lavendar,because we have a routine with the music and bathe,and reading book and nothing works.so im gonna try lavendar.thanks alot
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
26 Jul 07
You are welcome. I hope it works for her It helps me when I'm haveing trouble. it is also calming. Just make sure she dosent get any in her mouth
• India
26 Jul 07
Simple do this put a peacful music and after fenish her bath and slowly beat in her heart just try this
• Canada
26 Jul 07
There's a great book called 'Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby' you shoudl pick up if you can. Your library will have it. Basically he says that sleep begets sleep = a well rested child is more likely to go to bed at bedtime than an over tired, cranky child. I think the mid-day nap is still important at her age, but I definitely think 11:30 is too early. I'd go for around 1 - just after lunch. Her busy morning and full tummy will carry her into sleep. And make sure there is a bedtime routine - bath, brush teeth, story, bed....and do it every night, even if there is a show on or company - at the same time every night. It's really important. Grabd the book - it will make a huge difference.