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Toddler Bedtime Books

Looking for recommendations for books about bedtime or ending with the character(s) asleep. My not-quite-two-year-old seems to actively get much sleepier when we read bedtime orientated books. Goodnight Little Bear and Goodnight Moon have both worked to help calm him down for bedtime, and I'd like a bit more variety in my night time book repertoire. [more inside]
posted by HMSSM on Dec 3, 2013 - 47 answers

The Couch is Not a Bed, Right?

My significant other (with whom I share an apartment) falls asleep in front of the TV every night and sometimes doesn't make it to bed. I am annoyed. Should I be? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Sep 12, 2013 - 46 answers

He left me. How do I make the nights bearable in the short term?

My boyfriend broke up with me with no warning signs late last week. It was mean and ugly and completely out of left field hours after declarations of love and talk of marriage. It was my first real relationship. Now I am alone and the pain is terrible, particularly at night. I know time will help, but I could use some help to manage the pain at night until time takes over. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2013 - 32 answers

Leaving my baby

I'm leaving my 7 month old baby with his other mom for three days. This will be the first time I'm away from him for longer than a couple of hours, and the first time I won't be able to nurse him. I am really anxious about this. What can I do to help this go as smoothly as possible, and keep me sane? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Does this thing ever turn off? Help me get a better attitude about sleeping

I need more sleep and I have the means. But I don't seem to want to, you know, actually sleep. What gives? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 17, 2012 - 38 answers

I'll be watching my mashed potatoes closely, just in case.

Assuming it wasn't a UFO, what was the weird light shining in my window last night? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 14, 2011 - 26 answers

Help us eliminate the invisible bear.

We need inventive ideas and strategies to help eliminate a seemingly invisible bear from our son's room (Slightly <3 yrs old). [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Aug 21, 2011 - 58 answers

My girlfriend has a shitty, shitty cat.

My girlfriend's cat has a tendency to become REALLY active at night, most often between the hours of 4 and 6 in the morning. Loudly running around the bedroom, knocking things off of tables, clawing furniture, whatever she can do to make noise. How can we curb this behavior? [more inside]
posted by incomple on Feb 24, 2011 - 43 answers

Ways to fix nighttime/weekend blues?

DepressionFilter: I'm on meds and am in talk therapy. However, I tend to fall apart on weekends and at night. What coping strategies might I try in order to help with the downness that comes with nights and weekends? [More info, including potential factors and meds schedule, inside.] [more inside]
posted by sperose on Feb 21, 2011 - 24 answers

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Are there any websites, web applications, widgets, or really anything at all that change on a regular basis (like some of the Gmail themes)? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Aug 3, 2010 - 5 answers

She's a Japanese cat, should I be saying "やめる!" instead?

How can I curb my new kitten's undesirable nighttime behavior (scratching and biting my face and hands)? Details and a few more questions inside. [more inside]
posted by you zombitch on Jun 10, 2010 - 34 answers

Identify this piece of night-time music for me.

Is the intro/outro music from Samorost sampled from something I should know? [more inside]
posted by Zero Gravitas on Apr 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Berg! STFU!

Midnight Sonata for Cat in C Minor [more inside]
posted by fatbird on Apr 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Whistle sleuths, who/what's making noise in the middle of the night?

My Chicago apartment faces an alley. Occasionally, in the middle of the night, I'll hear a series of three whistles coming from the alley. [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on Jan 9, 2010 - 28 answers

Word for steel gates pulled down over storefronts at night?

Is there a specific word for those rolling, pull-down gates that cover up storefronts in old-school cities (Brooklyn, Barcelona) at night? Here's a picture of the kind of gates I mean. [more inside]
posted by jcruelty on Nov 9, 2009 - 28 answers

When the options are endless, it's hard to think of them.

Feeling a little bleh, and like I need to get out of the house for a bit. Problem: it's the middle of the night. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by alona on Oct 3, 2009 - 18 answers

What is a camera with a good nighttime mode?

I'm looking for an affordable, but still good quality camera to use for nighttime shots. My current camera is a Canon SD1000, which has an incredibly good macro mode, and takes decent pictures otherwise, but the nighttime mode leaves much to be desired. [more inside]
posted by linzenoonoo on Jul 16, 2009 - 17 answers

Lordy mercy what's in the bedroom with us?!??

So exactly what is crawling about our bedroom at night and how can we catch it, exile it or kill it? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Feb 10, 2008 - 36 answers

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