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My 5 yr old 2 kids; Anderson, Indiana 323 posts
21st Aug '13

Won't go to sleep and he throws a fit when i tell him to lay down, he also keeps getting up every 5 minutes. And I have spongebob on for him. and my SO has cancer and is already sleeping, i also have my 2mo old sleeping on me. i don't know what to do right now i'm at my wits end. Advice needed!

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 33338 posts
status 21st Aug '13

Lay the baby down, turn the tv off.
Put him into bed as many times as it takes, don't back down.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
21st Aug '13

Turn the tv off. Pick him put him in bed. If he continues to get up just go lay him back down every single time. Dont say anything dont act mad or angry just pick him and put him back.

2 kids; Anderson, Indiana 323 posts
21st Aug '13

The thing is he will cry and scream if he doesnt get his way

[Gryffinwhore♥] 3 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 33338 posts
status 21st Aug '13
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2 kids; Anderson, Indiana 323 posts
21st Aug '13
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" Let him. As long as he is in bed, or at least in his room, he's going to get the point that you're serious ... [snip!] ... this, though, you have to be consistent. You can't do it tonight and go back on it tomorrow. Do you have a routine with him? "


When he goes to his mother's she takes him off the routine we had him on he was going to back at 9 and when he came back from his mother's he was on the routine where hes staying up until 3

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74920 posts
21st Aug '13

Turn off the t.v. That's stimulating him. Do you normally have the t.v. on at night? If so I'd definitely keep that off. Turn it off and maybe go hug him for a few minutes or read him a short story, something to get him to wind down and then tell him it's bed time and give him a hug and kiss and lay him down. If he gets up just calmly repeat that it's bed time and do it again.

2 kids; Anderson, Indiana 323 posts
21st Aug '13
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I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49279 posts
21st Aug '13

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. , Richmond, VA, United States 74920 posts
21st Aug '13
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lacTAYtor. ☮ 3 kids; North Carolina 4496 posts
21st Aug '13

Turn the TV off. Read him a story. Then calmly tell him that it's time to sleep. Kisses, hugs, lay him down and tuck him in. Stick to the same routine every night.



The TV is what's stimulating him and keeping him from sleeping.

Lianna TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ballarat, Australia 812 posts
21st Aug '13

He is 5, not a toddler... Turn the tv off, Put him to bed and tell him to go to sleep, keep repeating until he goes to sleep.. don't give in to anything unless he needs to go to the toilet.

Lianna TTC since Jan 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ballarat, Australia 812 posts
21st Aug '13
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Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31530 posts
21st Aug '13

Time to regulate on him. Turn the TV off and put him in his bed. If he gets up, put him back and say goodnight.
That could take 30 times in one night, but if you consistently do it, he will accept that he has to do what you want him to do.