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Right now it is 2:00pm and Judah is in his room playing. We've been having challenges with Judah's sleeping schedule. Basically, he doesn't want to sleep. He's so social that he doesn't want to miss a minute of fun. Whenever anyone is over or we're at someone's house he'll stay up as late as we're there without acting tired or fussy or grumpy. He's such an extrovert!
So anyway, he doesn't like to go to sleep. If he stays in his room he'll play with his toys. If I threaten him and make him stay in his bed he'll talk and sing. Even when Eric lays down with him it will take him up to an hour to fall asleep because he has fun with his Papa. When I lay down with him I close my eyes and don't respond to him...not as much fun.
If anyone has any suggestions on how to get a 2.5 year old to fall asleep, I'm all ears! We've tried laying with him (which can be frustrating if you have things you need to do), spanking, standing at the door saying "lay down Judah." One lady suggested to Eric to get a kitchen timer and give him 10 minutes to play. When it goes off lay down with him for 5 minutes. When it goes off again leave the room and make him go to sleep by himself. Eric wants to give that a try.
I've already started looking up crib tents for our little climbing monkey (aka Samuel) to keep him in his crib for as looonnnggg as possible. It's so much easier when they can't get out. Samuel has no choice but to go to sleep. :)