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    5pm - dinner (thinking of having it at 6pm so we can all eat together)

    6pm - bath

    7pm - bed (she wakes up at 7.20am)

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    Quote Originally Posted by breebee View Post
    Thanks ladies. I know what you mean Just Ace! My DD is the same. A nap in the car or a quick 2pm sleep will recharge her for another 10 hours! I just don't understand how other kids her age still sleep 2 hours a day and go to bed so easily at 7pm every night? I feel like such a crappy mum. I cannot get her to go to bed before 11-12am! It's getting ridiculous because some mornings she will sleep in until 9.30-10am! Not cool I've tried getting her up at 6am but as you can imagine after going to sleep at 11-12am she is cranky and still exhausted after only 6 hours sleep. I've done everything to change her bad sleeping habits but have come to realise I just don't have a good sleeper. It's exhausting, I feel like a walking zombie some days. I wish I had a break from her to do things I need to do, but I just don't. She's full on, go go go all of the time! Sleep sweet child of mine, argh!! I've been thinking about putting her in daycare twice a week to see if that tires her out and gets her into a better sleeping pattern. Any experiences with daycare helping to put a toddler back into a good routine? I'll take any advice I'm desperate! Xx
    Aww your not a crappy mum at all!
    I would recommend daycare routine wise but make sure you follow it up with the same routine at home.
    I think persistence would be the key.
    Maybe you can try putting her to bed earlier gradually, say ten mins before her usual 11-12 bedtime and gradually make it earlier over the weeks?
    My eldest - 19 months is in bed 8-8.30pm & up 8-9am, but this works for us as dh works late nights & I wait up for him. Plus I'm not a morning person so a lie in is nice!

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    I HAVE to wake our daughter up by 5.30/6 am to have any hope of a nap at 12-2 then bed at 7.30/8.

    So days I wake her up it works out but days my DH is in charge cos I've gone for a walk or whatever he doesn't then we have a battle on our hands.

    Drives me mental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breebee View Post
    This thread makes me want to cry. My 2 year old does not sleep. She doesn't fall asleep until midnight most nights and is driving me insane. She also doesn't sleep in the day so I never get a break from her. She's a full on spirited child too. I would kill for a child that went to bed at the same time every night...I want to cry. Seriously.
    i thought my son was a bad sleeper waking during the night still but your little girl sounds far worse you poor thing have you thought about taking her to a sleep school maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misschief View Post
    DS has been a 7/7.30pm kid since he was 18 months old. Only recently has he been going to bed around 8pm.

    He used to have a nap at 12.30pm til 3pm and then bed at 7/7.30pm.
    But now, at 2,5yo, he is still too energetic at 12.30pm so he doesn't have a nap until 1.30pm til about 3.30pm and this moves up his bedtime at night.

    He also used to sleep 7-7. Had a full 12 hours sleep, plus a 2-3 hour nap. This has now dropped to 1,5-2 hour nap and about 10 hours at night.
    Same with mine! She used to go out like a light straight after lunch but it seems like she's still got too much energy these days so she doesn't end up dropping off till closer to 2pm some days, which means I have to make her bedtime later that night (but by late I only mean 7.30pm or 8pm).

    Most frustrating though is that she's recently learned to turn on the table lamp in her room so she'll often do that in the very early hours of the morn, talk to herself for a while and then go back to sleep. She already has a little nightlight so I don't know what that's all about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by breebee View Post
    Thanks ladies. I know what you mean Just Ace! My DD is the same. A nap in the car or a quick 2pm sleep will recharge her for another 10 hours! I just don't understand how other kids her age still sleep 2 hours a day and go to bed so easily at 7pm every night? I feel like such a crappy mum. I cannot get her to go to bed before 11-12am! It's getting ridiculous because some mornings she will sleep in until 9.30-10am! Not cool I've tried getting her up at 6am but as you can imagine after going to sleep at 11-12am she is cranky and still exhausted after only 6 hours sleep. I've done everything to change her bad sleeping habits but have come to realise I just don't have a good sleeper. It's exhausting, I feel like a walking zombie some days. I wish I had a break from her to do things I need to do, but I just don't. She's full on, go go go all of the time! Sleep sweet child of mine, argh!! I've been thinking about putting her in daycare twice a week to see if that tires her out and gets her into a better sleeping pattern. Any experiences with daycare helping to put a toddler back into a good routine? I'll take any advice I'm desperate! Xx
    I'm on my way out the door but subscribing to come back later. My daughter was similar in that she will go to bed at a reasonable time but wake allllllll night, we have recently had a breakthrough thanks to our wonderful pead, will PM you and fill you in x

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    We have 2 & 4 year old. They get into bed at 7, have a story or two, and are left to go to sleep by 7.15.

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    My 2 year old goes to bed at 8:30 with my other kids. She is usually sleeping by 9. She also has a 2 hour nap in the afternoon.

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    Hugs Breebee. Sounds like your lo is in the lovely stage where they are starting to give up naps but still kinda need one.

    A rest time on the couch with a movie instead of a nap sometimes helps.

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    I have never let my kids sleep late in the day. They must be up by 3 pm so if they don't go to sleep until 2pm I wake them after an hour. I had to cut out DS day sleep when he hit two as although he still wNted to nap it meant he was up until 8 at night. Now he is in bed out like a light at 6pm.


 

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