Sleep Little Boy, Sleep!

The Next Family

By: Kacie Bernstein

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Help…we are currently having major sleep issues in the Bernstein household. My son wakes up early, therefore, we ALL wake up early!! He tends to do this every few months and I always forget how miserable it is to be up at 4:30 in the morning with two whiny babies that just want to play outside. My kids share a room; they love being together and we honestly don’t have the space to separate them. From an early age my daughter has been an amazing sleeper and my son, well, not so much. I can’t really complain since they have been sleeping through the night since around 5 months, but a few bad nights of sleep have left everyone very grumpy. I have tried letting him cry it out but hate that he wakes up his sister. My husband has put him back to bed, but it’s only a temporary solution. I know he’s only 21 months old, but every night I explain that he needs to stay in his bed until the sun comes out and then mommy will come in, but apparently reasoning with a baby isn’t working so well. By 10:00 am, both kids are exhausted and ready for a nap, which is another issue…his naps aren’t always so great either. I made my husband take the kids for a very early lunch yesterday because I needed to sleep. Our only saving grace at 5:00 in the morning is Yo Gabba Gabba and The Wonder Pets, which are rotting our brains, but saving my life. I am crossing my fingers and will have “the talk” with my son again tonight; maybe he will at least sleep until 6:00!

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