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I have a 21 month old little boym who is wonderful! But heres

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I have a 21 month old little boym who is wonderful! But here's my problem...He went from going to bed awake but groggy and getting himself to sleep to staying awake crying forever until I go in his room. I know I have made the problem worse by going in but he will cry for 2 hours, no joke. Last night he went to bed at 9:10pm, cried until about 11:30 ish. He was quiet for awhile so I assumed he was asleep. I checked the monitor and he was wide awake, standing up no less. Again I let himstay in his room as he wasn't crying. I then fell asleep and woke up at 1:50 am and he was still awake and standing up!!!!! Still he wasn't crying but how could he reamin awake and not just collapse out of exhaustion? By that time I did go in his room and he fell asleep on me in about 5 mins. You even have set routine we've been doing since summer for bedtime. One last note he was sick about a month ago with an ear infection. He was pretty miserable and literally didn't leave my lap for 2 days. Ever since then his slepp has been out of whack....could that have anything to do with it? Please help! Sincerely, XXXXX XXXXX exhausted =)
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
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Expert:  Bonnie replied 6 years ago.
Hello and thanks for coming to JA with your question,
I would recommend continuing the strategy that you have been except for one alteration. I would go in and calm him down every half hour. He may just need the reassurance that you are still there. I know it is counterintuitive but 2 hours is just too long for falling asleep. Another thought: Could he still be having ear pain?

Good luck.