My son has decided that he does not like to sleep anymore. I don’t know whether it’s because he thinks he is missing something important that only occurs when his body is in a resting state or what the issue is, but the bottom line is that he refuses to sleep. Even naps have become an issue.
I’ve ended up taking him into my bed with me when all else fails. I turn out the light and he curls up with me and falls asleep. However, I don’ t get restful sleep when he is in the bed with me because he is a total bed hog. I wake up in the middle of the night to find him sprawled out in random directions, or positioned so that I am almost falling off the edge of the bed.
In a desperate attempt to solve the problem, I decided to reason with him. I asked why he doesn’t want to go to sleep at night. Here’s what he had to say:
And finally, he revealed his real reason for not wanting to sleep in the crib:
Clearly I need some help. If you have sleeping suggestions for toddlers, please post them as a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.