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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Sleep Issues

Ander is suddenly having sleep issues again. He's fine until 9 p.m., when we actually say the words "night night." He instantly throws a fit. Usually he's ready for bed, but just doesn't want to go. Last night, he cried for almost a half hour. I had to be pretty stern with him to get him to go to sleep. It's the same fit he throws when he doesn't get his way. It's so obvious what he is going to do. Whichever parent returns to the room to retuck him in, he screams for the other parent. :) I don't know why, because it never works.

I expect that anyday now, he'll figure out that he can climb out of his crib. He hasn't yet, though. Then we'll have to follow the Supernanny technique of return to bed and say "night night," then just return to bed without comment.

He's also waking up around 4 a.m. every morning. He still seems asleep, except that he's crying and begging to get out of bed. Alan goes and tucks him back in, but it's happening more and more times a morning, so we might need a new plan. I suggested earplugs, but Alan seems to not like that idea. :/



Miss-buggy said...

we had that with Cooper. As bad as this may sound we had to ignore him and it. It is fine now. Like last night he was awake from 5-6 this morning. I said no way. LOL. So I stayed in bed. He went back to sleep. He was talking away and stuff. I just leave him be cause if I go in there it gets worse.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

When he gets to the point of climbing out of his crib, or you think he may almost be there, then it's time to move to the toddler bed. 18 months was about the time we moved ours...longer with Bren and less with Desi...but what we did was turn the doorknob around where we could lock them IN there rooms (but we could get in if needed to since the lock was on the outside). This way, if they woke up in the middle of the night, they didn't feel caged in and they could go get a toy or whatever, soothe themselves, and go right back to sleep. And once the realized that they couldn't get out the door and wander around the house they were fine with it.

Frog said...

We are having problems the last two nights too. I'm thinking it might be ear problems again though...