Hey ladies! It's been awhile! I need some help.
I think my DS has mastered the art of delay tactics. I am so frustrated. We moved into my parent's house on May 1 while our kitchen/living room is being renovated. Since the day we moved in DS has been very difficult to get to finally fall asleep. He whines and calls out for me, I go in and he asks for a drink of water. He does this every 10-15 min for the course of an hour and then he has been waking up earlier than usual - 5:30/6. At home, he was in bed by 7:15 and would sleep until 6:30/7am. At first I chalked it up to a new place...and a pack n play. But it's been over a month, I thought he would have gotten used to it by now!
Tonight, I decided I was going to hold firm and not give in to the water demand. I went in the first time he was whining for a few minutes and told him it was time for bed and that I would give him a hug. He just kept saying "water". I said no, you have had enough water - it is time for bed. And then I left - he cried for 10 min before I caved and went in to calm him down.
Then I thought he would be out, he laid back down without a problem. 4 more times....my husband got home a little bit ago and went in to "shush" him to lay back down.
I don't know what to do. We have done sleep training in the past and it has worked well, but now he is a stubborn toddler and has more stamina! Is this just a phase that will pass? Should I try a later bedtime?