2babiesforme (256.7 days ago) Ignore him - he will fall back asleep!
angie2008 (287 days ago) Switch to one nap right after lunch time. Kids around that age go down to one nap. If he is up in his bed but not screaming- let him stay there. Even if he is crying, go in and tell him to lay back down and it`s night time. My kids went through phases like this from time to time. Good luck!
tto (287.1 days ago) I was thinking it`s time for one nap too. Also, the very last thing we did before bed was a big bowl of rice cereal to top him off. Then you know it isn`t hunger. To transition to one nap, give him a snoozer (what I call a 20 min doze in your arms) in the am and then put him to nap a bit earlier than before. Seems like my kids needed that snoozer in the afternoon. But the bed time is good, don`t change that. It will take a bit to break the habit though. Maybe your hubby should go in. I did that to my mom, so she sent my dad in with water and I quit getting up.
frenchie23 (287.2 days ago) Maybe you can try cutting out one of his naps? I know every child is different but my daughter is the same age (18mos) and its been months now that she takes only 1 nap a day, I never let her sleep past 3 and she goes to bed at 8... ( diner @5:30/6, snack, usually a banana or some kind of fruit, at around 7ish) and she sleeps at least 12 hours a night... Ash.a is right, if you do take him out and allow him to think its okay to be up at that time its not good... If he needs a diaper change that`s fine, then put him back to bed, give him a sippy with water...... We`ve always use a sound machine, I turn on the ocean for her whenever I want her to pass out and it seem to work great! Good luck, hope you get some sleep soon!!!!
ash.a (287.4 days ago) what are you doing with him when he wakes up? if you are taking him out of bed and playing, then you are sending a message that that is okay to do - and it will become habbit. Both my kids kind of went through something like this. I would check them, and make sure they were physically fine, and then just leave them. Sometimes it was a lot of crying - and I would go back every few minutes, tell them to lay down & go to sleep - etc. It didn`t last too long. A friend of mine, however, gets her children up whenever they want, and will literally let them watch tv at 4 am or make then a snack (crackers & cheese sorta thing!) if they want. Her kids are horrible sleepers - and very tiny due to lack of proper sleep.
lisseo (287.8 days ago) The only thing I can think of would be to CIO... it sounds like he is doing it now out of habit, vs need.