Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bedtime Struggle

Connor seems to be going through a little bit of bedtime separation anxiety. We put him to bed at 7:30 PM. We then go through a routine of him climbing out of bed and coming out of his room, and us putting him back into bed. Brian and I try to alternate who has to deal with him, but Connor seems to be choosing Mom over Dad. I have tried singing to him, rocking him, just holding him but nothing seems to work. It is like he just needs to wear himself down. Then by about 9:00 PM he crashes. I remember Angela doing this at about the same age. The only difference, she didn't/couldn't climb out of her bed, so it was a little easier to let her cry it out. There is not much of that with Connor. I am really hoping this does not last that long as it is not a fun game to play.

1 comment:

Ruhammie said...

I wonder if letting him run outside after dinner or after an afternoon nap would help wear him out and use some of that energy. I'm not sure if you're already doing that.