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My 9month old wont sleep during the day Lock Rss

My little boy is 9 months old, sleeps form 6/7pm through to about 4.30/5 am but we have a problem getting him to sleep during the day. I put him to bed when he shows his tired signs but he plays for 2 hrs and then gets up still grumpy and tired. He kicks the sides of the cot and rolls around, the only thing in his cot is the aqua world which plays waves to help him sleep (and its really does!).
How can I get him to sleep and not play? I have had enough of puting him to bed all day and him being grumpy but full of beans.


Jenni, SA, Caleb's Mum

Hi Jen,

If he is showing tired signs you are right to act on them, but you will need to ‘butt in’ on his playtime and give him a clear message that ‘it’s time to sleep’. I would suggest that you implement our settling program, you can find it in the <a href="">Your Baby’s Sleep</a> section. I know it will get a disapproving reaction from him but you should see the result you are looking for in about one week.

Best of luck, Maree

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