What do I do when he talks to me after lights out?
Toddlers love to talk at night – they’ve just discovered language, they’re very curious, and they like to ask questions! Plus, if your little one talks to you at bedtime and you talk back, you stay in his room longer he gets to stay up a bit more. The best thing to do in this case is to come up with a simple phrase such as, “It’s bedtime, I love you. See you in the morning.” If he tries to talk to you after lights out, simply respond with that phrase consistently. That way he’ll learn that he won’t get what he wants from trying to talk to you after lights out, and that it’s time to go to sleep.About Dr. Lisa Meltzer