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In the past couple of weeks my son hasent slept much?

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me and my husband split about 3 weeks ago and i work seconds so my son doesnt get put to bed until bout 1130 or 12 and he used to sleep till 12 at least and the past couple of weeks he has been up at 8 or 9 which his a big transformation for me and i feel exhausted. im lacking patients at this point and his dad doesnt work and doesnt understand even while we were together he wouldnt get up and help. me and his dad are on speaking terms for him and i feel that i am helping my son coupe and keep my probelms seperate from my son and he seems happy and suggestions?

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I suggest getting your son on a better sleep schedule. Babies and kids do better with an earlier bedtime, around 7 or 8 pm. For some reason, when kids go to bed earlier they sleep better and sleep longer. Your son should be able to sleep for about 10-12 hours if he's going to sleep at a decent bed time. He'll still be getting up around 8 or 9 because babies and kids naturally wake up with the sun, but if you go to sleep as soon as possible after you get home you should still be able to get 7 or 8 hours of sleep, which should be enough for you.
your lucky that your son gets up at 8 or 9 in the morning. hell, i wish that my child would sleep that late. but you need to put your son down much ealier than 12 pm. he needs to go to bed around 7-8. i put my daughter down (18mos.) at 7 and she will sleep till 6:30. 7 if im lucky.
Honestly, not matter what time you get home or have to be up in the morning, 11:30 or midnight is way too late for a young child to be going to bed. Kids sleeping patterns are more natural and follow the sun, so it's understandable that your son would be waking up earlier than you'd like. I'm assuming that he's with either his father or a babysitter while you're at work. That person needs to start putting him to bed earlier. He needs a good bedtime routine of a bath, story time and then bed, and he should be in bed no later than 9pm. (My kids go to bed between 7:30 and 8)

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