Childhood Diseases

Posted by: HMom | 2010/11/29


Going to sleep late..

Doctor, my daughter is 2 in December. Only child. My husband and I have not really gone to friends in the evening in the last two years as we tried to keep our little girl in a routine of going to bed at 20:00 - 20:30 each night and we found that if we went to friends and there were other children there she just WONT go to sleep until maybe she passes out at a ridiculous hour like 22h30. She then seems to wake up even earlier the next moring and is very miserable the day. Because weekends are too short for her to waste one whole day being tired and miserable we said ok sacrifice . We only socialise with friends in the afternoon and we are always home by 20h00 so she can be in bed by 20h30. Do you think it is time to change this and start getting her used to goiing out in the evening and trying to get her to sleep at a reasonable hour where we are or is this even necessary and we just carry on like we are? I am just afraid that we are causing her not to be able to adjust to other places? Thanks for your answer - I know it is a bit of a strange question.

Expert's Reply



This is not a strange question at all, in fact it is a very good question.You probably do need to start getting out more. At present your little daughter seems to get so excited on the rare occasions that she does get out and gets the chance to play with other children that she gets over-excited each time.She needs to get more used to socialising with other children. Invite children over to your house as well so that she can get more used to the company and fun of having her little friends to play with.

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