My 2.5yo, almost 3yo is struggling with sleeping at night. I can hear him tossing & turning alot of the night. He is not nightime toilet trained just yet and still wears a nappy to bed but lately has been filling 2-3 nappies a night and wetting through the bed. (I thought it best to have his GP check him out as he is also increasingly thirsty & some other symptoms)
Granted he has had some upheaval recently with his baby brother arriving and visitors staying with us etc. Also he now has to share Mummy and Daddy gets up to him throughout the night now..
He has always been a wonderful sleeper and needed lots of sleep as he is spirited and on the go constantly. He struggles to go to sleep of an evening if he has a day sleep (which he still needs) BUT he can sleep anywhere from 1-4 hours in the day. So because of the late night he sleeps in until 8am or 8.30am.
Ah sorry it is sounding confusing! But his routine is totally out of whack and this is what I am or am going to try to help him:
*Wake him at 7am
*Morning Physical activity in the garden/yoga & lunch
*Day sleep from 1pm to 2pm (1 hour only)
*When he wakes from day sleep - ride bike/walk with the pram to burn some energy
*Bath 5.30pm, tea 6-6.30pm
*Bedtime Routine starts at 7pm, in bed at 7.30pm for a story, lights on and leave him to read if he wants.
*Am considering a homeopathic remedy to try at night - someone has recommended ID Calming for kids? Also will look at his diet more closely as his sugar intake has definately been higher than normal with Grandparents and sweets around.
Would really appreciate any insight, thanks!