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Overcoming Bedtime Struggles
Has bedtime become a nightmare? If so, you’ve got lots of company. Around 12 months, kids are so active that they keep going and going — until they hit a wall, which often happens right around bedtime. Your child is completely exhausted, and he’s liable to melt down as a result, often in an instantaneous, Jekyll-and-Hyde-like tantrum. One minute he’s eating his peas happily at the dinner table, the next he’s throwing his sippy cup and wailing for no apparent reason.
With time, you’ll get pretty good at sensing when he’s toast. Some signs: eye rubbing, lots of yawning, crying over little things, or sudden bouts of “no”-itis, when your baby doesn’t want to cooperate with anything. If you sense that your child is at the end of his rope, whisk him off to bed before he loses it. But if he seems consistently burned out by the time his usual bedtime rolls around, bump it up in a half-hour or so. And make evenings as low-key as possible. If you’ve been at work all day, you might be eager for some silly playtime (zooming like Superman, anyone?), but it could just key him up — and set him off — even more. Instead, change his diaper and slip him into jammies right after dinnertime, so you won’t have to wrestle with it later. Then do some mellow activities for together time, such as reading books or coloring. It’ll help make for a more peaceful transition when it’s time for bed.
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