Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Night time=Nightmare?

I'm going INSANE with our routine (or lack of) at night time... I don't know what else to do.. I'm so overwhelmed...
Ironically enough, the issue has nothing to do with Gaby but everything to do with Olivia... She has been such a rebel at night time and I'm at a loss already...
While we were in Venezuela, she figured out how to climb out of the crib, which was the only way to contain her, so I put her back in her bed to avoid the dangers of getting out of the crib...
Every night I put her down when it's bedtime and she thinks it's a game..As soon as I put her in bed, she comes down and starts running around, playing and laughing...
At first I thought it was funny but now it just irritates me to the point of crying...It takes me about 3 hours to get her to sleep and by the time she finally goes down it's usually past 11pm.. this doesn't make sense...
I've tried talking to her sweet, bribing her with prizes, getting mad, screaming, crying.. I even lay down with her caressing her head..and nothing works.. I just don't know what else to do...
Any suggestions?? Please tell me I'm not the only one with a crazy toddler that hates going to sleep at night!

1 comment:

The Fluck Family said...

i watched super nanny once and she told the parents to just take the child and put them back into bed - not to talk, cuddle, nothing. eventually the child realized they weren't getting the attention they wanted and they stayed in bed. it didn't look easy, but it worked.