Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: home at last in the blue ridge mountains
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Are you opposed to toys or do you mean activities besides your child playing with toys by himself? Do you play with his toys with him?
My dd needs about half an hour of good play before she goes to sleep. What I always do with her is we go to her room (that she just moved into last month at 10 months) and we open her toy box and take out lots of toys to play with together, we blow bubbles, she takes all of her books off of her shelf and I read them as she takes them down, we always tickle and rough-house for a while, followed by a massage, jammies, more stories in bed, and lights out. Don't know if that helps at all, but I have found that sticking to this routine, she knows exactly when she's about to go to sleep, and I begin telling her its almost time to go to sleep for about 10 minutes before it is time.
Hope that helps some?
Elise-mama to Zoe Lea