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    Default What time does your 2yo go to bed

    It's 9.57 and I am sitting next to my 2yo's cot waiting for him to fall asleep 😩

    Up until December he was in bed by 7-740 each night.

    Then we moved and now everything is crapola. He used to self settle now he wants me in the room.
    We r living in mums house and she looks after him whilst I'm at work. She says he wakes at 3 from his sleep, but it can't be true. This kid is not tired at 7, 8 or 9pm. He chats to himself, recites the names of all the dogs from Paw Patrol and wants to play.

    He's up at 630ish every morning. If I was at home I'd be putting him to bed at midday/1230 and up at 230, bed at 7-730 (it's quite light in his room at 7).

    Any other tips for an earlier bedtime? I need to hit mum with some facts b4 I accuse her of letting him sleep too much, but me sitting in his room from 8-10 is not sustainable.

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    This is the reason we cut the day sleep. My 2 year old goes to bed wrecked at 7pm, every night when she doesn't have a day sleep. If she has a day sleep though she is up until 8,9,10pm and just not tired. Sorry to say that's my only answer. The thing that was working before cutting the day was an earlier nap say 12pm for maximum an hour. But that doesn't work anymore either. 😞

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    He goes to sleep around 7pm and sleeps until 6-7.30am. He naps from 12.30/1-3pm although I've only recently started making the naps only 2 hours (aim for 1-3pm) as he started to wake around 5.50am and this seems to have helped. A long/late nap didn't effect his bedtime but every child is different☺️.

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    At that age my daughter was up about 7, nap from 12:30-3, bed at 7. We did have to cut down the nap when bedtimes went haywire (up at 2:30, then more recently at 2).

    Could he be too excited with you in there? I know that's what he wants, but could possibly be messing with him getting to sleep?

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    Dd is 23 months. Her bedtime is 7pm and she wakes at 5am each day. She mostly sleeps through. She naps for 1-1.5hrs each day (usually around 11am but I am not strict with nap times).

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    When toddlers start to fluff around at bedtime and don't fall asleep until late it's time to either:
    1) shorten the day nap (eg to 30 mins) or cut it altogether
    2) accept a later bedtime (don't sit in your kids room and try to get him to sleep for 2 hours).

    It sucks when day naps are gone

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    My DD is 2 yrs 9 months and goes to bed at 8pm. She has had the same bedtime since around 12 months. She sleeps until 8am and naps 2-4 pm every day. She has always needed a lot of sleep, when she starts becoming difficult to get to bed I will look at shortening her day nap. I do try to make sure she has active outside play every afternoon to make sure she is tired at bedtime.

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    To answer your original question OP my 2 year old goes to bed at 7:30/8pm.

    On school days he gets up at 7am and may sleeps for about an hour at daycare. At home he gets up around 8am and sleeps for approx 2.5 hours from 2-4/4:30ish.

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    My 2yo dropped her day sleep at 18m and still takes till 9 to fall asleep.

    Your mum isn't lying. You were on a good wicket and it's come to an end. Had to happen, just be thankful it lasted for as long as it did. Try shortening the nap but don't expect it to last very long.

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    My DD is 2 and 9 months and goes to bed fairly easily at around 7:30-8. She sleeps around 12 hours. She doesn't have a day nap though and hasn't in a while, we dropped it when she she started having great difficulty falling asleep at night.

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