Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bedtime Battles Have Resurfaced

Just when you think you've got something under control.....

I don't know why, but for the past few weeks my son has decided that bedtime is going to be playtime instead.  For months he's been going down at bedtime without a fight, but all of a sudden it's taking us over an hour to get him down, whether it's bedtime or nap time.  I'm at a loss.  The techniques that have worked so well for us in the past are no longer working.  We moved his bedtime back a bit thinking perhaps that was the issue, but nope.  Still takes over an hour to get him down. 

Oh and did I mention that now he also wants to join us in bed at 1am?  Why not?  It's not like we have anything else to do.  This becomes another battle, because we don't want to make a habit of nighttime visits and he doesn't want to go back to his own bed.  In case anyone's wondering, we've never co-slept with him, so it's not something he's accustomed to.

So, to sum up...1 hour for bedtime, 1 hour for naps, and about 30 minutes in the middle of the night to get him down.  This is ridiculous. 

Any suggestions?

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