My LO has always been a really good sleeper and when we read him a story we just say good night and then close the door and thats it til the next morning. Unfortunately for the last 4 days he has been crying as soon as we close the door and saying he needs to use the toilet. He's only recently potty trained, and doesn't actually need the toilet (the first night we kept putting him on the toilet as we just thought that's what he wanted). He screams, cries and shouts 'No. No. No Mummy' over and over. We've tried going in and saying goodnight, and settling him but he just says "I need to do another one" (ie wee/poo). He's been at it now for over 45 minutes tonight. Last night it was an hour before he eventually wore himself out. I just don't know whats causing it, he's definitely not constipated, and I can't think why he has this sudden infatuation with going to the toilet. Any advice?
I know this may sound a bit silly but my LO has been doing something similar (having previously gone to sleep within less than 15mins of being put in bed) but he isn't potty trained so he would be shouting asking us for a drink, but then didn't want it once we were there and instead wanted to talk.
What we have been doing the past week, and it has worked every single time (there's no longer any getting out of bed, no shouting for Mummy/Daddy/a drink and he is asleep within 15mins of us leaving the room) is once I read stories, brush his teeth and he says night, night he climbs into bed and lies down then I sit down on the floor beside his bed and we talk for around 5 minutes about what he has done during the day, and what we are going to do the next day. He seems to need those few minutes of getting everything out of his head before he can go to sleep. My H says he is just like me as I have to talk before going to sleep too. He remembers what we have talked about too, as for instance, he came running through this morning asking for 'type type choo choo plee Daddy' (he wanted to watch Thomas songs on H's ipad) and I had said he could do that today, as he had wanted it when it was bedtime but I had said no and that he could see them in the morning. So at 6:28am we were subjected to him bouncing on our bed whilst listening to Thomas.
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