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Questions tagged [bedtime]

Getting kids ready for bed, and making them stay there. See the "sleep" tag for questions on issues while they're asleep.

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why does my toddler's sleep schedule shift week by week?

My daughter is 15 months old, and for a good while now she will sleep through the night. I wake up with her in the morning and can't help but notice that she'll sleep until 7am for 3 days in a row, ...
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Sudden onset of multiple tantrums a day in toddler

My two year old son has recently started with constant, unrelenting contrary/oppositional behavior and tantrums. I realize that saying "no" and tantrums are basically the traditional hallmarks of two ...
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What to do about a 4.5-year-old soiling underwear shortly before bedtime when he usually uses the toilet?

My 4.5-year-old son was well potty trained. He has only recently started to soil his pants. This always happens in the 30 minutes before bedtime, always when he is in his room playing alone. He tells ...
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Looking for a strategy to help my daughter sleep on her own

My daughter is almost five months old and extremely dependent on my wife and I both going to sleep and staying asleep. She sleeps in the bed with us most of the night feeding, if my wife rolls over or ...
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How can I get involved in the parenting of my girlfriend's sister's 5-year-old who spends too much time on screens etc.?

I am a 30ish years old man, living at my girlfriend's parents place for 4 months. It's been 2 months already, 2 more to go. I don't have kids (yet, but want to). With us is my girlfriend's sister and ...
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Why do babies fight sleep and how to calm them down?

My nice of 9 months is crying to fight sleep. Why does she do that? How can one calm her down? It's absolutely silly to watch :). She sits there and everything is all right. As soon as she falls ...
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How to make my 2-month-old sleep through the night?

My 2-month-old son is sleeping more during during the day. In the night he starts his sleep only from 5 am. I am breastfeeding him. I also give formula thrice in a day, once in the evening and two ...
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How should I wake up my 4-year-old in the morning?

My 4-year-old is like I am: she hates to wake up. I completely empathize with her, and I have horrible memories of screaming battles with my parents waking me up for school. How should I go about ...
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How can I get my 4.5-year-old to stay in bed at bedtime?

Lately my 4.5-year-old son has started getting back up after bed time. Frequently we will go through the entire bedtime ritual, including a bath, pajamas, brushing teeth, books, and then being tucked ...
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How to sleep train an 8-week-old who sleeps through the day and is active at night?

We have an 8-week-old daughter. Our baby goes full eyes open at 10:30-11 PM and needs be walked around to calm down. She gets restless and cries the moment she is on the co-sleeper. Holding and ...
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How to help a 3-year-old, who is resisting bedtime very aggressively, sleep at night?

Me and my husband have a 3-year-old son. He always had a little bit of trouble going to sleep, but in the last 3 or 4 months it has become nightmarish. I do not like who I am when I get to the point ...
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How to help an overscheduled toddler as a nanny?

I'm a nanny, working with a 16-month-old girl. Since she was 11 months old she started with some activities, French class and play classes. Now she is really busy, with classes every weekday, each day ...
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Is it normal for a 16-month-old to always wake up at the same time no matter what?

I have a 16-month-old daughter. I'm 5 months pregnant with her baby brother. No matter what time I put her down for bed she wakes up at 12:30 am. I've tried putting her in bed at 7 pm, 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 ...
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How to stop our 2-year-old's bedtime tantrums and make her sleep through the night?

Our daughter is approaching 2 and has consistently had issues with bedtime. At the mention of bedtime, she will regularly start crying (but still follows me upstairs to bed). In general, one of us ...
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How to make my 3-year-old go to sleep earlier?

My 3-year-old boy is having sleeping problems. He was always a late sleeper falling asleep around 9:00, but for the last couple of months he has so much energy at bedtime, running around, shouting and ...
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How do I get a 2-year-old to calm down at night to go to bed by 8:30 or 9pm?

My 2-year-old granddaughter lives with me. For the last month she is so tired and is hard to get settled down. We tried lots of things to get her to calm down before bed. She used to go to bed at 8:30 ...
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How do I help my wife be more engaged with our child in the mornings?

My 3-year-old child wakes up after about 6-8 hours of sleep which I think is normal. I get up around that time to pick up the house, study for school, and then I head out to work. When he wakes up, ...
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How to make my 14-month-old, who cries everyday at night even when being held, become comfortable with going to bed?

My 14-month-old son has always had difficulty falling asleep. He has mild to severe eczema. He sleeps with us and we usually pat or rock him to sleep. Every night he cries for at least 5 mins before ...
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How to get a 1-year-old to sleep through?

We've got a boy who is nearly a year old. He's woken practically every night. He is breastfed, and is currently eating solids very well. Down to a couple of breastfeeds a day really. However, he ...
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Should middle school students/high school students be able to choose their own bedtime? [duplicate]

Sleeping is important, but do students have the right to choose when they do so? Or should they let their parents decide the bedtime? Students above the age 12 need over 8 hours of sleep. It's ...
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What to do about a 2-year-old who won't sleep without being held?

I nanny for a family whose 2-year-old refuses to sleep without being held, both at naps and night time. She has a bad gag relflex and will continuously throw up if left to cry it out. And once she ...
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Takes too long to put toddler to sleep on mattress on floor

My son is 1 year, 10 months and he is used to sleep on a mattress on a floor. At the very beginning, he was in a crib but it didn't last long. We decided to put him on a mattress mainly for safety ...
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How to enable my 2.5-year-old to read after going to bed when he shares a room with my 1-year-old?

My 2.5-year-old son likes to read. We put him down early enough that he is often awake for 30 minutes or so before falling asleep. I would like to enable him to read on his own for a bit to pass the ...
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What are some do's and dont's for an effective bedtime ritual?

I think most parents agree that it's helpful to follow some fixed ritual when putting a child to bed. What elements in such rituals are particularly useful, and what should be avoided? There are ...
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What to do about my 4-month-old's messy feeding schedule?

I have a 4-month-old baby. No matter how much I try, I just can't have a schedule for feeding her. She can be not willing to take a feed for 4 hours to asking for feed every hour. I tried to do eat ...
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What to do about our toddler fully regressing with sleep and acting out after we got a baby?

We have a 2.5-year-old child. Our toddler was colic for the first 6 months, then slept like a champ - seeming to make up for his past indiscretions as an infant ;) At 2 we transitioned him to a "big ...
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How to improve our 3-year-old's sleep cycle without skipping long afternoon nap?

My 3-ear-old goes to daycare where they have the policy to not wake up the sleeping kids. Therefore she ends up taking 3 hours nap from 12-3. When she comes home around 6 pm, she would be all fresh ...
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Why is my toddler having trouble sleeping?

My 3-year-old son and has lately been having problems sleeping. I've heard kids his age are supposed to sleep around 10-12 hours a day, although I'm no sure. He used to sleep in the afternoons but now ...
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Room sleeping temperature for babies in tropical climates

So the consensus online is that babies should sleep in a room with a temperature between 16 to 21 degrees. But there are millions of babies born in hot tropical climates to families with low income, ...
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If you can't spoil a newborn, when “can” you spoil a baby?

So I heard you cannot spoil a newborn. While I don't take it 100% at face value I do believe attending her needs is more important than worrying about spoiling her. Now the question is, when can a ...
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What to do about my 20-month-old daughter not sleeping through the night?

My daughter is 1 year and 8 months old. She will not sleep through the night. She goes down to sleep most nights but now can climb out of the crib and open doors. She won't go down at night and I do ...
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Is my toddler's sleep pattern normal or does he sleep too much? [closed]

My 2.5-year-old son's sleep pattern has drastically changed the last couple of weeks. Now he generally goes to sleep about 10pm, sleeps through until 9am or a bit later. He is only awake for about 4 ...
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How to deal with a 3-year-old very high energy child as a single mom?

I have a 3-year-old who just loves to push my buttons. I'm a single mom who has him every night, but while I work he goes to his father. His dad says he tried to follow the same discipline and naps ...
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1 year old keeps waking up at 3 am

In the last month or so, our 13 month old has woken up around 3 am and been vehemently against going back to sleep. It's sort of a combination of being against being put back to bed and being very ...
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2-year-old needs bread to go to sleep

We seemed to have fallen into a sleep routine where my two-year-old will not go to sleep without bread. He will ask for it, and basically goes to sleep sucking it, (he starts by eating it, but there ...
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How to remove electronics and shift sleep schedule of 6-year old?

I started taking care of my grandchild when she was still 7 months old. During her first day to 6 months old she was with her father and my daughter. Sadly, their relationship didn't last. Right now, ...
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How can we get our son to stop sleeping in our bed?

My son is 2 years old and he sleeps with us in our bed. We have tried every possible way of getting him to leave our bed at night, and I'm getting nervous about him growing out of it. My wife and I no ...
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Does a late evening snack improve the odds that a child will sleep well?

Some of my friends with preschool and early-elementary children routinely give their children a snack shortly before bed to help them sleep better. On the other hand, we have generally limited post-...
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My 2-year-old won't sleep at night [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting a 2-year-old back to sleep in the middle of the night My 2-year-old just started 2 weeks ago to not sleep at night like he used to. I've tried keeping him up later and ...
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How to make an 11-month-old, who wakes up multiple times at bedtime, sleep at night?

We have an 11-month-old infant. H has never been a good sleeper. We have tried everything and nothing has worked. Right now, we put him in bed around 7:30PM (after bedtime routine) he typically ...
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My 12-month-old baby wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning. What should I do?

My 12-month-old baby wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning. I tried to feed him a bit more before bedtime and get him to sleep later, but it doesn't work.. What should I do?
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My 6-month-old falls asleep late and wakes up several times. How to make him sleep through the night?

My 6-month-old son will take 2 naps a day, but when it comes to be around 10 or 11 o'clock he is wide awake. He usually doesn't go to sleep until 2 in the morning and wakes up 3 to 4 times a night. I ...
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5-month-old breast-fed baby is regressing on her sleeping pattern after given formula milk

I have been sharing about my baby's sleep problem 2 months ago, but now things have taken a worse turn from what I can tell. My baby is now 5 months old. We feel that it's time to reduce the ...
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6-year-old child taking about an hour and a half to get to sleep

When we put our 6-year-old child to bed, he can take between 45 and 90 minutes to get to sleep, if we leave and don't lie with him. If we do, it's 20 to 30 minutes. His 4-year-old brother, who sleeps ...
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Toddler Plays in Bed and Won't go to Sleep

I have a 2.5 year old daughter. She sleeps great once she's asleep. We do the nightly routine and put her to bed. She gets into bed after story time and cuddles her stuffed animals and closes her eyes....
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Fastest way back on schedule for a child that is past the age to nap

Recently due to a pretty minor illness (that was sleep disrupting) I have a kid that is going to bed excessively early but then rising excessively early. So what I need him to do is to stay awake ...
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Shall I be worried about my 6-year-old girl still sleeping with us from time to time?

My six-year-old younger daughter still sleeps with us from time to time at the early morning hours. She gets to sleep in her own bed each and every evening (with the exception of some rare cases, ...
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What to do about my almost 3-year-old son now going late to bed and wanting us to stay in his room with him?

My 2 years and 9 months old son has never been the best sleeper, but we don't know what to do anymore. He used to go to bed without a hitch at 8:30 pm and sometimes get up at 2-3 am or sleep until 5:...
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Bedtime for 12-13 year old girl

My 12-13 daughter currently goes to bed at 9:00 PM but lately she's been asking to go to bed at a later time, like 9:30 or 10:00 PM. I know she'll be starting high school soon and might need a later ...
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My toddler recovered from an illness but still behaves like an infant. What shall I do?

My 1.5-year-old daughter had good constant sleep and eating patterns, until she became ill. During the illness, her sleep and eating patterns changed a lot (and this is normal). But after recovering,...