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Sleep routine


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

4 Replies


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

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

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

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

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