I am a recent revert- very recent, like just this week recent- and I wanted to know how other Muslims deal with... well... getting children to sleep while still doing prayers on time. I'm struggling because four of five obligatory prayers occur either during my child's naptime, his bedtime, or when I should be asleep. As I am still busy memorizing the prayers, it takes me about 20 minutes to finish ablutions and salah. My child is the sort of bad sleeper that takes two to four hours of completely uninterrupted attention to fall asleep. If I leave him alone for even a minute, he will panic and it will take a couple more hours to get him to fall asleep. I've tried praying right in the room with him, but he tries to climb all over me and scream in my ears the entire time and I just can't focus on Allah. I was already exhausted before I took on the challenge of obligatory prayers... Now I'm lucky if I can get four hours of sleep at night because praying interrupts getting him to sleep, and it interrupts what little sleep I was able to get before. He hasn't been getting enough sleep either and it's making us both extremely irritable. I've already nearly missed a couple prayers and only managed to do them because I completely gave up on getting my son to sleep. How do other Muslim parents deal with this issue?