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My 2 year old won't sleep at night ! ThatMama. Due April 13; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; California 280 posts
Jan 27th '17

Has anyone experienced this and what did you do ?? I've never had this issue with my 6 year old and my 1 year old also sleeps all night .. my 2 year old will NOT go to bed till 4-5am .. I've tried waking him up early, not letting him take a nap all day and keeping him up even till 9-10pm .. he will go to sleep untill 11 pm and wake up ready to go. I have no idea what happened all the sudden .. he used to sleep all night we never had an issue then all of the sudden it's like his whole routine flipped out of no where !! It's getting real hard with me being 7 months pregnant with baby #4 .. not being able to go to bed untill my 2 year old does.. sleeping for an hour or 2 untill I have to pick his dad up from work then have my 6 year old to school an hour later . I need help ! Lol 

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102643 posts
Jan 27th '17

Oh my goodness, you poor thing! I would be a mess, I need my sleep...Evil Mad

Have you tried maybe letting him stay up until 11-12? Would a bath knock him out for the night? IDK, that child needs more sleep than that though, that's crazy! I'm sorry Very Sad I hope someone gives you proper advice. 

Emma and Chloe's Momma Due February 24 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Plainfield, IN, United States 12896 posts
Jan 27th '17

My second went through a stage around that age too. She went to bed around 12 and she'd sleep for maybe an hour top then was up sometimes up to two hours at a time. She was up for the day around 8. I also tried everything. So I can't be much help but she did outgrow it. It lasted about 5-6 months. 

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
Jan 27th '17

Has his routine changed any?? My ex-boyfriend 2 year old would wake up crying during the night and wouldn't go back to sleep for hours! His routine was changed so it affected his sleep. Once we got him back into his routine, he was sleeping through the night again.

ThatMama. Due April 13; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; California 280 posts
Jan 27th '17

Yep even tried keeping him up till midnight ! Lol he wakes up not long after STILL. Nothing has changed routine wise or anything like that.. it's so weird and out of no where . It's driving me crazy ! Lol 

Thinkaboutit 4 kids; United States 2511 posts
Jan 27th '17

Have you tried putting him
to bed earlier? My Kids sleep worse when over tired. I mean like a lot earlier....7:30 pm. Just be consistent and make night time boring. If he does wake up....no TV, food, toys.......my second was a night owl at 2 1/2 she started waking at 2 am and playing. She jump on her bed for like two hours then pass out again. I would see her on the monitor. I just let her be and she would eventually go back to sleep.

The Original Bob 4 kids; 4 angel babies; <3, CA, United States 38477 posts
Jan 27th '17

What would happen if you just let him be? My 1 and 2 year old will cry sometimes in the middle of the night. I just leave them be and they quiet back down after 10 minutes. He gets up and stays up because he knows he can. I would just leave him alone and see what he does. I also put a white noise machine in my girls room, it helps them sleep a lot better. 

ThatMama. Due April 13; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; California 280 posts
Jan 27th '17

He gets out of his bed now and can crawl out of the crib. When I put him to bed it's in the dark , no tv lights or anything . I even tried doing with him what I would do with my oldest when he would get out of bed , ( put him back to bed without interacting too much with him, waiting 5 mins and peeking in, adding on another 5 so it'd be 10 mins later and eventually within an hour he'd be asleep.. this one total opposite. I've looked up things on google to do .. tried warm baths even put some baby lavender and everything in it . Seems like nothing is working 

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2016; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florida 2642 posts
Jan 27th '17

We shut ds1 door he can't open it. He wakes up multiple times but will play then go back to sleep.