With a toddler who doesn’t believe in sleep, I was desperate to try anything.
We co-sleep so Peanut usually goes down at the same time as us. Lately though, we have been working on getting him to sleep a little earlier. Not much but a little, I don’t want him up at 4 a.m. LOL He is coming up on 18 months and has become very opinionated, and sometimes, he will even put himself to sleep. The book mentions an 18 month regression in sleep, and I can say that we have really started to see that with him.
He does nurse himself to sleep on many nights, so it means I will be laying with him. I was looking for options on those nights when thats not what he wants, and I cant seem to do anything right.
We have started working on a solid night-time routine for him, and it seems to help most of the time. There were several tips in the book that really seemed to help guide us in the right direction. I also enjoyed the chapter on toddler sleep issues, since we have several of those. We do not believe in CIO (cry-it-out), so that wasn’t an option for us. There were other options and we chose pieces of them that work for our family.
And the result, other than teething issues this week, he has been going to bed around the same time each night, with less fighting than before. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
Rebecca has even been kind enough to offer a book for one of my readers!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.