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Old 09-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #11
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Re: Toddler just lies in bed awake?

At least she's staying in her bed

What I've noticed with my son, who is older (almost 40 months) is that he will fall right asleep on days where he doesn't nap. He usually doesn't nap, but if he wakes up too early in the morning, or cries a lot about things that usually aren't a big deal, I'll have him nap. If he naps, then I need to be sure that he plays REALLY hard and gets a lot of activity that day or else he will be the same: lay in bed for a couple hours at bedtime, and sleep at 10pm instead of 8pm.

I suggest trying to get her more activity and see if that makes a difference.


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Old 09-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #12
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Re: Toddler just lies in bed awake?

My second is this way, only he will try and come out for hours sometimes because he can't sleep and gets bored. I wasn't ready, but we finally had to cut out his nap right after he turned 3 and it got much better.

He is still really tired sometimes during the day and will fall asleep playing, and those are the nights he stays up for hours in his bed.

We gave him a flashlight and he likes to look at books in bed which will sometimes help, but cutting out the naps, though really hard at first got us the best results.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Leiiki

Do you mean in the morning, or when she comes out at night? At night, we just ask her what she needs and then set her back in bed. In the morning, she can snuggle as long as she wants.
I meant at night. I guess that is an obvious mistake.

DS would do this before I put a blanket up over his window.

I also second the suggestion for more physical activity in the evening.

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