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My four year old little boy won't sleep

I have a four year old little boy who refuses to go to sleep. Every night we have a bedtime routine of bath then bed and story, but he won’t sleep after the forth story! He keeps coming down the stairs and pestering us saying he can’t sleep.

He wasn't always like this, he slept really well as a baby, but when he reached the grand old age of three he stopped being a good sleeper, I don't know why, I can't say what happened, it's a mystery to me and my partner. We thought it was a phase but a year later he still isn't sleeping.

I really need to end this now so that we can change his sleeping pattern. What can I do? 

sleep I wish sad


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  • Josie007
  • @2014-02-02 23:40:41
  • United Kingdom
  • Age: 27
Try a night light... eek
You could try letting him watch a dvd until he falls to sleep, that's what I had to do with my oldest. She found it hard to sleep in a dark silent room. I'm the same actually, I can't sleep if there is no noise, as I start to hear things. Maybe your LB is the same.
  • DIYmummy
  • @2014-02-02 23:47:30
  • United Kingdom
  • Age: 42
My daughter doesn't sleep either, I have to lay in the bed with her until she drifts off. I know there will be loads of parents who think I'm nuts doing this, but it's the only way I get a full night's sleep. 

Sorry I know that's not really helpful, I'm interested to see what advice you get so I can follow it too. 

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