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Sleep routine

Kiz89

My 18 month old recently has not been sleeping well. He used to have a nap during the day, bedtime was 8.30pm and he would sleep well through the night. Over the past few months he doesn't sleep till after 11pm and he wont take his afternoon nap. We've tried a number of things but I just can't get him back into his normal routine. I can tell it is effecting him as he is more whinging and agitated. Does anybody know what I can try or do?
Jul 17, 2019 @ 07:12 pm

7 Replies


jmca

Sleep Routine

Europeans have been known to give chamomile tea (weak).

I'm not sure you can give an 18 month old melatonin but you could ask your paediatrician.

I used to twirl my daughter's hair very softly, or just run my fingers lightly through it, and she'd fall asleep beautifully.

Good Luck
Jul 18, 2019 @ 05:41 pm
Anonymous

Sleep Routine

My mom used to give my little brother a glass of warm milk and some snack. He fell asleep but mind you, there can be accidents. Reading a book. Meditation music in the background. Melatonin is not something I’d be in favor of but if the family doctor gives it a go, I suppose it can be an option. Just make sure your toddler is completely off electronic devices a few hours before bed. My mom used to scare my brother that if he didn’t sleep, some monster would take him away. It worked for a while 😂
Jul 18, 2019 @ 09:55 pm
JESSICA BASTIEN

Every child is different.

Follow your child's lead, but you CAN change it, it just takes time. Google How-To. Good Luck.
Jul 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
Jessicaking

You will get there

i would try lavender it’s meant to be amazing to help get baby’s relaxed before bed.i used it all when my eldest was younger bathed her in Johnson lavender bed time then creamed her after with the same but the cream and then you can buy oils and stuff to make the room smell too worked brill with her things take time.1 step forward 2back always the way xx
Oct 08, 2019 @ 05:29 am
Ele81

No easy answer

Every child is different, so what works for one, may not work for another. Neither of my two girls would have an afternoon nap by 18 months, but I knew many who still did.
Night times can be the hardest, as this is when we're most tired too, so tend to back down alot quicker for some quiet - and kids learn fast!

With my younger sister, she was stopped from having anything with sugar or colour additives after 5pm and that seemed to do the trick.
My youngest, I used to let cry herself to sleep after trying everything else. You really have to be strong for this though, and not give in. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't leave her hysterical, but would keep putting her back to bed each time she got up. After around 2 - 3 weeks, she slept fine.
A strange one, but my brother used to fall asleep with white noise! Stick the washer on & he was out for the count in a few minutes lol
I hope you find something that works for you.
Oct 14, 2019 @ 08:17 pm
Anonymous

I cheated

my two-year-old used to do this when I started trying to get her to sleep in her own room. But eventually I gave up and started letting her sleep in my bed. But at least she slept through the night
Nov 16, 2019 @ 04:16 am
Sly132

Advice

If your trying different things don’t give up to quickly, make sure to keep at it for at least a week to install the new routine. Nothing happens overnight!!!!
There are many products for toddlers with lavender and chamomile I.e bath time. I know it’s difficult but be persistent stay calm and be firm. Have you tried to introduce bedtime reading with a cuddle? A night light?
I hope that things improve
Sly132

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Nov 16, 2019 @ 07:32 am

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