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    Hi Ladies,

    just a quick question - some days DD (17 months) just won't sleep during the day - but sometimes she will go into her cot and just play quietly with her teddy for up to 2 hours. If your toddler was quiet, but not sleeping, would you leave them in there for as long as they were quiet, or would you go and get them up after an hour or so if it was clear that they aren't going to go to sleep? DH & I disagree on what to do (I think leave her as long as she is quiet/ sounds happy) but he thinks she'll feel abandoned if we leave her for too long... What do you think?? TIA

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    I would leave her. She may not be sleeping but she is definitely having a rest and that is important too.

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    if she is feeling abandoned/insecure, she will cry. children are simple like that.

    i would leave her. do something for yourself in that time and enjoy the rest. why spoil a good thing, hey? lol

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    i vote leave her too. she'll let you know when she's had enough.

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    I have left dd1 in her cot at day-sleep time many many times when awake. She has always been very hard to settle, but if she didn't have that rest in the middle of the day she would be like a demon come teatime. I felt so guilty about it for a long time, and I tried everything I could think of to get her to settle off. The only thing I had success with was to run her little legs off for the morning, and when she was really really tired she would drop off quickly.

    But at 17 months, I would think she is too young to drop her day sleep. I would say its a habit you want to encourage, so I would leave her. If she's not happy, she will let you know

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    thanks ladies... that was what I was thinking.

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    I'd leave her.

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    I would be leaving her for approx the same amount of time she normally sleeps.

    eg if she normally sleeps for an hour, let her relax in there for an hour (unless she gets distressed of course)


 

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