Hi all I'm hoping lovely bubhub might have some ideas for me regarding DDs day sleep.
She's 2 yo (26mnths) and she's transitioning between sleep needs and I'm just not sure what to do.
Some days (daycare days) she doesn't have a sleep & she's fine. Sometimes a bit hyperactive at night time but easy to put to bed at 7pm.
When she's at home, she varys so much. I usually try to put her to bed when she starts getting cranky at everything (around 1pm) and I have to wake her at 4pm and she goes to bed at 8pm. If I let her sleep past 4pm, shell be up to 10pm. No thanks. BUT she carries on until about 7pm. So for 3 hours straight she's cranky, moody and clingy.
If I put her to bed earlier (then 1pm) she will not sleep. Shell jump around & play in her cot and call out (or climb out) basically she's not tired enough.
I'm just over the mood swings :sigh: I can't win.
I'm assuming she's cranky when I wake her up because she's still tired. But what do I do?
Let her sleep longer and just deal with her up late?
Wake her earlier then 4pm? I don't know why that'd work though.
She I try skipping the nap all together? Tbh I don't know what would happen if I did that, since I put her to bed when she starts playing up.. Do you think shed just play up till bedtime?
The only 'good' days we have is when she has a 40 min nap in the car and that's it. She's cranky when she wakes up for about 20mins but fine after that.
Anyway sorry for the long post. Any ideas?