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    Don't listen to the chemist! At 21 months chances are bub still very much needs a day nap of 1-2 hours.

    What time is bubs day nap? How long is it?

    What is the night time bed routine like? (2 hours in lead up to bed) specifically - how does bub fall asleep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Don't listen to the chemist! At 21 months chances are bub still very much needs a day nap of 1-2 hours.

    What time is bubs day nap? How long is it?

    What is the night time bed routine like? (2 hours in lead up to bed) specifically - how does bub fall asleep?
    Thanks @VicPark I was hoping you would comment i think it's stupid to drop the day nap, she definitely needs it! She has between 1-2 hrs, normally about 1.5 hrs between the hours of about 1130-2pm but she is usually up by 130pm, only very occasionally is she still asleep at 2pm.

    She has a bath when she gets home about 5pm, has dinner about 530 then we go for a half an hr walk. She has a bottle of milk before bed in the lounge (tv is off) then we brush her teeth, she has a play, we change her nappy, says goodnight to me and gives me a cuddle then she walks with DH into her room, climbs into her sleeping bag, he gives her a cuddle then walks up the hallway a couple of times with her (he likes doing this) then says goodnight, she gives him a kiss, reaches towards her bed and she lies down, he says goodnight and he walks straight out. We don't pad or stroke or anything, we literally lie her down and leave the room. There's normally a little protest cry of about 5-10 seconds and then she goes to sleep. Actually, tonight is the first time in wks he had to go back in to tell her she was ok and to go to sleep as she wouldn't settle, I wonder if 7pm is a bit early as she normally goes about 730? The only sleep props she has are her sleeping bag and we have music we play when she goes in her room. She doesn't have a dummy...she has comforter toys in her bed but doesn't seem to use them. We always put her down awake though....
    Since we got her sleeping well from February this is the first real issue we're having; she would always wake up in the night but make a bit of noise then go back to sleep. Now she wakes up, whinges for a bit and then starts full on crying. Her crying this morning was like really angry crying. Like she was mad we hadn't gone straight in. We end up going in as she's getting that worked up then as soon as we walk out she looses it again. Thank you

    I am going to buy that gro light, she is old enough to understand but whether or not she pays attention to it I'll have to wait and see. She is quite stubborn like me and high spirited! She knows how to play us that's for sure, we're just not sure how best to deal with this situation

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    I should add too that we are going to stop the evening milk soon as I know she doesn't need it but we moved her into a normal bed, then she got sick so we wanted to wait until she was better, as didn't want too much change for her in one hit. She was fine in the bigger bed and everything was going well til she got sick. Then she got better but now we are having these issues! I know when she's ill there are going to be unsettled nights but assumed once she got better it would go back to normal. It's worse now than when she was sick she wears a singlet, sleeved onesie, sleeved pyjamas and a sleeveless bag and has a heater in her room...she's snug as a bug! We've changed nothing!
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    Cut down the day sleep!

    I understand that you think she needs more sleep but there is no point having 1.5hrs sleep in the day but 3 hrs LESS sleep at night.

    I would cut the day sleep to 45min- 1 hr (waking no later then 3pm) and bring bedtime forward to 7pm.

    Then stick with it. Try for at least 5 days before you decide if cutting down the day sleep has helped or not.

    Good luck. Xxx

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    My DS sleeping has been shocking right from the start and we've worked so hard.

    I remember those 2 am starts, or party nights as we called them at that age. For us it was a stage a long one at that, but it does get better.

    What temp is it in her room, maybe she regulating her temperature a lot better and is hot. We went from what your lo was wearing to bed, 2.5 tog sleeping bag, sheet and 6 layers room at 23 degree to ,vest, ls pj, 2.5 tog and 20 degrees with 2 layers and now and settled back to better sleeping patterns

    Either that or it could be a developmental phase?

    Another mum who had the same issue cut out the day sleep and that worked for them, but for me I knew he needed his daysleep as well so we just rode it out.

    Has your lo eating habits changed, maybe add more protein?


 

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