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Question s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
30th Oct '12

Can a 3 year old get insomnia? My daughter is usually the best one out of her and her siblings to be the first in bed by bed time since Sunday she has been fighting to stay up later. I've turned off TV and took away books. I've rocked her and it takes her forever to crash. She naps at daycare occasionally from noon till 2. She gets up daily around 8ish. Right now she is an hour and a half past bed time. My other 2 are knocked out. Ugh. Sorry if I misspelled or left something out. Posting from my phone.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" Can a 3 year old get insomnia? My daughter is usually the best one out of her and her siblings to be ... [snip!] ... and a half past bed time. My other 2 are knocked out. Ugh. Sorry if I misspelled or left something out. Posting from my phone."


It could just be that she's at the age where she's learning that she can control certain things, like when she falls asleep or how much she eats (my son used that one against me), and she's just pushing the boundaries. I wouldn't take away her books, though, I'd keep with the regular routine.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
30th Oct '12

The books I have to take away because when she gets angry or upset she will throw them because I made her stay in her bed.

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" The books I have to take away because when she gets angry or upset she will throw them because I made her stay in her bed."

If she's doing things like throwing books, I'd say she's for sure pushing boundaries and not having sleep trouble.

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
30th Oct '12

Thanks. She's the only one so far who has gone through this stubborn staying up phase!

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting s00nt0be04:" Thanks. She's the only one so far who has gone through this stubborn staying up phase!"


Oh my gosh, I have so been there. Like I said, mine did the same thing with food. Drove me crazy! I just had to be firm with him and show him that meal time was not something that could be compromised and EVENTUALLY he grew out of it!

s00nt0be04 4 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 543 posts
30th Oct '12

Yeah. She is finally giving up. Laying in her bed. Listening to her lullaby music.