How do i start a bedtime routine with my 2 year old? I am currently living with my parents, my siblings and my 2 year old son. My sons step-dad lives close by and visits from morning till night as there isnt room for little ones step-dad to live with us at the minute until we get our own place. We have had a rough year and i think this has had a real impact on our son. Over the last week we have our son has been having his usual nap during the day and then fell asleep really easy at night, but now he is not sleeping during the night and has a longer nap during the day. How can i stop this and start a new bedtime routine for my son in time for when we move into our new home. Also my son has started to lash out at people especially me, his step-dad and his nan and occasionally my brother. I dont know what to do, someone please help.................
It sounds as though you have been through an enormous amount of change during the last year. I am not sure how long you have been living with your parents but wonder whether it might be taking your little man a while to adjust to things. It must be so frustrating to have his sleep so unsettled at the moment and I can understand why you want to try and introduce a new sleeping routine to try and get him settled. If you haven't already, why not have a word with your health visitor to see what advice she can give you. It might just be a little phase that he is going through - one he might slip out of just as quickly as he slipped into. Being his mum you are best placed to know how he might react to waking him from his nap so he doesn't sleep quite so long during the day. Perhaps you could chat this over with your health visitor and take things from there.
I hope that others will pop by and support you throught his difficult time. Don't forget that we are always here for you so don't hesitate to come and chat with us online if you find yourself having a particularly bad day.