Posted by: Portia | 2010/05/18


2 year old boy sleep times?

my son just turned 2 and he never had a good sleeping pattern really but i firmly believed having him in bed by 7pm or 7:30 for the latest. this morning he woke up at 4am the morning and my husband is fighting with me saying i''m putting my son to bed too early. but i read that this is a good time. it''s bathtime, playtime, bottle and then bed and he goes to sleep so he must be tired. at creche they sleep once a day only and thats 12:30 - 13:30. am i putting my son to bed too early? what could be the cause of him waking up so early. normally he wakes up between 6am - 6:45am. please help me.

Expert's Reply



You are putting your son to bed at the usual time for most children of his age. Let his Dad read to him for a while when he is in bed.He will stay awake a bit longer if he is interested in the story.He will stay awake a little longer and sleep through later as a result.

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