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My Toddler Never Sleeps

I have memories of my little brother falling asleep in random places when we were children. When he was a toddler, he would often fall asleep on our sofa, in a chair, or even smack dab in the middle of the floor.

In fact, I have seen plenty of little ones passed out in unusual places, but never my own.

I can actually count on one hand the times Evan has ever fallen asleep during the day on his own, without being put in his crib for a forced nap.

The very few times he has fallen asleep on the couch, my husband and I have been immediately convinced that he must be sick, or that something is terribly wrong. It is just so rare!

Evan is also extremely reluctant to go to bed at night, and we have a major fit every single night before bed. It’s just like he doesn’t want to give up on his day, and he refuses to wave the white flag.

Evan is a big 2-year-old, but still sleeping in a crib, because he just hasn’t tried to climb out yet. He screams, cries, and begs to get out, but hasn’t scaled the walls on his own.

I feel like the crib is the only thing that ensures he actually take the occasional nap. What happens when the crib is gone, and I can’t force him to rest during the day?

Does your toddler hate sleep?

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