Hi Brains Trust.
So my 8.5mth DD needs to drop her third nap. She was taking it too late etc and it seemed logical to do so. We had two cruisey days and good nights where it worked well. Mid morning nap and one about 2/3.. Sleep was also good too.
Then last night she woke up wanting to be awake at 5am.. ( normal wake time is 6.30/7 ) and it threw the whole of today out. She took both two naps early and was never gunna last the 6hrs till the earliest possible bedtime.
I literally had to put her down for a cat nap or she wouldn't have eaten dinner. She woke up after ten mins and was exhausted and cranky. Cue lots of screaming for an hour and me about to go mad.
DH took her in the Ergo and she fell asleep and ended up in bed early. No dinner, no bath. I feel bad. Crappy end to the day and poor girls not had dinner 😥
So my question is. If your baby ends up taking their naps early ( literally couldn't be pushed out due to poor nights sleep ) but are too tired to make it through the rest of the day do you push on regardless or try for a cat nap?
We had such a lovely day together and it's ended badly and I feel awful as I got so angry. She was beyond tired but just wouldn't sleep.. Even with me lying down with her. She got into such a state. I hate feeling like a ****ty mum. 😞