My toddler (2) has been having some issues with going down and I really need to vent. We co-sleep and he is ready for bed by 7pm and is usually asking to go to sleep. I nurse him but he no longer falls asleep that way and some point I tell him no more till morning. Sometimes he accepts and sometimes he fusses for a few minutes. The problem comes that I have to lie with him forever to get him to sleep sometimes 2 hrs and I get so frustrated because I am exhausted at the end of the day and I am not getting any me time. I often fall asleep and don't get to spend any time with my DH or say goodnight and tuck in my older DS (5) I don't know how to fix the problem. I will lie next to him and pretend to be asleep until I think he is asleep but as soon as I move he wakes and grabs form me and this can go on for hours. I usually come out of there angry and resentful for wasting 2 hours of my evening time putting him to sleep. I am considering not napping him but he is so crabby by 4 if he doesn't get a nap. It sjhouldn't take him 2 hrs to fall asleep everynight. Any suggestions on how t get him to fall asleep better or quicker?
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4/13/10 at 12:24am