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Won't go to sleep! Help. oohlala Heidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 219 posts
12th Mar '13

Why won't my 18 month old son go to sleep? No matter how early I get him up or when I schedule his nap he refuses to go to sleep before 12am, sometimes not till 1am! We are new tenants in an upstairs apartment & the downstairs tenants have been complaining about our little one running back & forth past 10pm.



I don't know what it is with him. Not only will he not go to bed earlier than midnight but at 10pm when I need him to start being quiet he get's a burst of energy & get's super hyper, wants to run up & dowm the hall & giggle.
I am legit worried we will get kicked out over this, the landlord has asked us 3 times & sent multiple emails all weekend. I've tried everything to get him to go to bed early. It's the end of winter finally & I know we haven't gotten out of the house much, hopefully now that's it's starting to warm up we can get outside more & this crazy toddler of mine can get some energy out.
Any suggestions? I think I just need reassurance it will get better, it feels like the new born days all over again except not only am I exhausted but I am worried we will get evicted if I can't contain my wild son.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49013 posts
status 12th Mar '13

At night put him to bed and just keep at it keep putting him in bed eventually he will fall asleep eventually.

lovemylittleladies 2 kids; Michigan 1271 posts
12th Mar '13

My daughter was like that at 15/16mo. I had to stop letting her take a nap during the day or she would be awake until midnight or later. Now she goes to bed at 9/930.

Kimber-lily Due September 27; 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
12th Mar '13

Be his parent not his friend. Put his little butt in bed.

oohlala Heidi 1 child; Canandaigua, New York 219 posts
12th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lovemylittleladies:</b>" My daughter was like that at 15/16mo. I had to stop letting her take a nap during the day or she would be awake until midnight or later. Now she goes to bed at 9/930."</blockquote>



I've thought about trying this more cause he does take an hour and a half-two hour nap everyday but sometimes when I take his nap away it makes him over tired & cranky which means it's even harder for him to fall asleep at night. But if I take his nap away I think he will just cry it out for 20-30 minutes at night & pass out.Unlike last night where he cried for a whole hour till he made himself puke.



It might take a while but our neighbours downstairs might have to hear him cry himself to sleep for a few weeks rather than running & yelling.

taking a look at life Palm beach gardens, FL, United States 49013 posts
status 13th Mar '13
Quoting ღ Heidi ღ:" <blockquote><b>Quoting lovemylittleladies:</b>" My daughter was like that at 15/16mo. ... [snip!] ... while but our neighbours downstairs might have to hear him cry himself to sleep for a few weeks rather than running & yelling."


put him in bed go in every 5-10 minutes settle him down and then put him back in bed, but do not pick him up or anything tell him its time for bed.

saracee Due August 8; Denver, Colorado 9 posts
13th Mar '13

You might want to check with your doctor in case there isn't anything wrong with your little one. You can get free tips from doctors here: http://bit.ly/VSHOtg I hope this helps! Sara