My daughter just turned one and up until two weeks ago she was a good sleeper, we had her in bed by 8 pm and she would usually sleep until 7 am, (she woke up once a night but was able to self settle without needing anything from me). She would also have a two hour nap during the day.
Then about 2 weeks ago, she started refusing to have a nap (even though she was obviously tired) she would just scream if I tried to put her down. She also started to take around two to three hours to settle at bedtime, she just wouldn't sleep, would just stand up in her cot, take off her pjs and throw them out (we put her back in onesies and a sleeping bag suit after that incident) and scream or cry or yell for me. She also now wakes up every three hours sobbing her heart out and won't go back to sleep unless I'm holding her. I check that she is dry and warm enough and she also is and she eats plenty so she isn't hungry. We haven't had any major life changes of changed her routine so nothing that would unsettle her. I thought she might be having nightmares but is that possible in a one year old? Any ideas or solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou