Anyone else have a toddler (mine is 3-1/2yo) who WILL. NOT. SLEEP. on the nights I REEEEALLY want her to just go to bed.
I love her like crazy, but it's seriously like she has a sixth sense. And sometimes, I really get it--I'm sure I'm giving off an anxious vibe but sometimes it's like "SERIOUSLY???"
Can I get an "Amen"?
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I take great consolation in the publishing of the book "Go the f*@# to sleep".
Amen and lord help us!!! My DS is also 3 1/2 and has always been horrible when it comes to sleep. He'll fight it tooth and frigging nail. We've just about given up. We put on a night light, hand him a book, close the door, then pray he passes out so we can go to bed. We bedshare, so you can imagine how annoying this is.
When he does pass out in a normal fashion we freak out because we think there MUST be something wrong!
I have a non-sleeper too. I've been reading the book "Sleepless in America" and finding it really helpful as far as what we need to do to help calm an energetic kid to get ready for sleep, and building not just a routine but the right routine. Haven't put it into practice yet, but a lot of great ideas.
Mine is undoubtedly a combination of sensory overload (and she is STILL. DRINKING. THAT FRIGGIN'. allergenic formula which IS. KILLING. ME) and nerves (since her hypersensitivity is in every last possible manifestation of her little person)... so she doesn't sleep soundly and lately, she's been getting up upset that one of us isn't there (we lay down with the kids but then get up until later at night when we go to bed). One night she was literally up every 20 minutes upset that she was alone and I felt HORRIBLE but I had SO MUCH to do!!!
I was so glad when dh finally got home to lay with her so I could get the house cleaned.
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