Hi guys, 11 mo DD is the definition of a crappy sleeper. She's never slept more than a couple of hours in a row (in fact we've failed sleep school 3 times and have just been told to ride it out). Lately she's really altered the pattern of her days and likes to take a late night nap at about 9.30 and then won't go to bed until about 2.00 am. It's driving me nuts. 11 months of sleep deprivation and 10+ wake ups a night is killing me.
So here's some background info. She has almost no routine. No matter how much I try to implement one, she resists and sleeps whenever and where ever she drops. We cannot put her down to sleep. Nobody (not sleep school, midwives, various family and friends) has ever been able to get her to sleep unless she is exhausted and semi comatose. She probably only sleeps 8 hours total a day. She's underweight but developmentally ok, and is extremely strong willed. We co-sleep, because its the only way I can maintain some semblance of sanity.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stop the late evening nap and its follow on effect? Given that we have no way to actually put her to sleep, do people think I should wake her? Keep her awake? Wake her up from morning naps? Any ideas are hugely appreciated!,
Sorry if this is a bit garbled...my brain is fried