My son, 3.3, recently realized that he can easily jump out of his bed, in which he has slept since he was a baby. Nothing helps. He just runs out of his room with an impish laugh. In order for him to go to sleep, I have to lock myself with him in our bedroom. He can go on like an energizer bunny till 12am. It's been more than two weeks. He gets, together with the day sleep at daycare, 8hrs sleep on average
At first I thought it's a stage. Like a power surge - realizing that he's big and can do whatever he wants. I thought it will pass. It hasn't. I've tried hot bathes, massages, tea with chamomile and verbena, and even kid drops with Valerian root and passion fruit. None of that helps.
He doesn't really talk, but he seems to understand a lot. He has just started using PECS. I can't seem to find a way to explain to him, that nighttime means he has to go to bed. Has someone here succeeded to do that with a kid on a spectrum? What words, pictures, movies, etc have you used? Maybe there are good ABA methods or ideas for that?
Looking forward to sleeping ))