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    Default DD going to bed late... Time to stop day sleeps?

    DD is currently 20mo (almost 21mo)

    And for the past few months has been going to sleep at between 9-10pm, past few weeks have been 10pm or just after! She wakes around 7.30 - 8 am.

    Is it time to drop her day sleeps? She usually sleeps for 1 -1.5 hrs.

    Iv tried putting her to sleep 10/15 mins earlier for a few nights & then earlier again after a few nights, but it doesn't seem to work.

    Any suggestions. Thanks

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    It's a bit early to drop a nap. Sounds like your dd may not be getting enough sleep.

    What time is her day nap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    It's a bit early to drop a nap. Sounds like your dd may not be getting enough sleep.

    What time is her day nap?

    At home around 12.30

    At daycare (she goes twice a week) goes down at 11.40 and usually wakes around 1pm

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    Yep we dropped DS' day sleep at 23 months for the same reason. Just do it, the early bedtime is so worthwhile.

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    I think some children need less sleep than others. It sounds like your dd is having close to 12h/day. She could get 10.5-11h/night and 1h day nap?

    Maybe just trying to get her to bed a bit earlier, but rather than 15 earlier each day, doing 15 min earlier during one week, then the following week bring it further 15minutea. E.g. Week 1 - bedtime 10pm, week 2 - bedtime 9.45pm, week 3 - bedtime 9.30pm and so forth until you get to a time that you find appropriate.

    Also, watch her diet in the evening to see if there is anything that might be stimulating.


 

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