Quoting Regina Phalange:" Sitting in the room? How old is the child? It seems odd to me that putting the kid back in bed wouldn't work. I mean, does that literally last until the sun comes up?"
Quoting **milfshake**:" 2 hours. And tried that one too..."Do they have a bedtime routine every night?
Quoting Devil's Advocate:" Rocking them?"
Quoting Regina Phalange:" Do they have a bedtime routine every night?"
Quoting rosamor:" How old? Maybe time to cut out naps?"
Quoting **milfshake**:" Yes, her mother says they have a schedule and routine they always go by."Bathtime and reading before bed? That should help wear the kid out. Going to bed too early? Too many naps? Maybe the child needs to wake up earlier?
Quoting Cait au Lait:" Said parent would have to just keep doing it until it worked. Eventually the child will wear himself ... [snip!] ... I tell him that his bed is a special Avengers rocketship and it takes him to headquarters but it only works once he's asleep."