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My 18 month grandson is living with me and he just does not want to sleep!

i have my 18 month grandson living with me and he just does not want to sleep !!! if he does rarely sleep its only for 40 mins and by the late afternoon he is so cranky and demanding that im going to pull out my hair lol can you help? pleeeeese?

Maree...
Answer: Hi, Toddlers thrive on routine so it`s important that when he`s going for any sleep that it be done it the same way each time if possible. Try to act on his tired signs as an overtired baby or toddler is harder to settle. It is also important that he fall asleep on his own or he will wake early and look for the comfort he went to sleep with.If you want to tell me a bit more about how his daily/nightly routine goes I can give you a bit more advise. You can contact me directly at www.itstimetosleep.com if you want to. I think grandparents like you are legends your children are so lucky to have your support. Cheers, Maree
Answered: 01 Feb 2009