my daughter has just started refusing to lie down in bed and go to sleep. bedtime was always pretty easygoing; a little non-cooperation or fooling around, but never flat out refusal to go to bed before. my husband and i need our headspace in the evening, so letting her just stay up until she wants to go to bed is not an option. the last 2 nights he had to take her for a car ride! that's definitely not a long term option. her birthday is in a week and my husband suggested she's just really excited. she's been to birthday parties the last two weekends, so it could be that. has anyone dealt with this before? maybe we need a new bedtime routine. we usually read then sing until she's asleep. a few nights ago when she started saying she wasn't tired during bedtime i left the room and she went to sleep with a cd. she still wakes up almost eveery night too. help!
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5/11/03 at 10:16am