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2 Years & Can't Nail Down His Routine
« on: February 26, 2020, 19:50:12 pm »
My son turns 2 tomorrow & is your average wild boy. He's silly, fearless, energetic, & exhausts himself everyday. He still naps well, eats well, & plays well, but I'm having a really hard time nailing down the routine change we're going through right now. I know that 2 is a HUGE developmental leap in almost every area, so I was prepared for it, but I just can't figure out what he needs in his routine. Help please?

7/730: WU & milk
8/830: Breakfast
11: Lunch
1215: Nap routine starts (quick clean up, change diaper, read book, fan/sound machine on, sing, pray, bed) He puts himself to sleep just fine
1230: Asleep (1.5-2 hours of sleep)
2/230: WU & milk
3: Snack
6: Dinner
645/7: Bath on alternating nights
*8: Bedtime routine begins (clean up, jammies, milk, brush teeth, read book, pray, sing, bed)
Talks to himself for awhile
Asleep between 830-915, never consistent.

*: We have tried extending the bedtime routine to help him really wind down because he can be rambunctious, especially when OT. However, it makes him much worse. He starts "twirling", or basically, gets a second wind. So we give them a 15 min bedtime routine front to back, not including the bath.

The time he falls asleep is never consistent. Whether or not he sleeps through the night is never consistent. When he does wake, he's content to be held for a min & put back in bed, as long as you sit next to his crib until he falls asleep again. We're not sure how to correct this either because he shares a room with his older sister who sometimes has night terrors. We've noticed that every once in awhile, when we have let him cry for a few min, she will wake up an hour later with a night terror.