I have a 2 year old who has gone from having a very consistent day sleep 12.30-2.30/3pm to just lately chatting and fussing and not dropping off. I don't know why or what to do. I was hoping it was a phase... I called ngala and they said to persevere that's about all the advice they gave. She really still need her day sleep and I will most deginately persevere but I find it so frustrating. She's full on so we both need that break in the day. Venting so frustrated
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13-05-2015 14:32 #1Junior Member
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Day sleep 2 year old help please!
13-05-2015 15:52 #2
Will walking or driving them around help?
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13-05-2015 15:53 #3
Oh sorry hun, you're not going to like what I have to say! My DD's both gave up their naps at around 2yo. My first DD I persevered for over a year, because I was told that if you keep putting them to bed every day, they will eventually nap again. She didn't. I would give her pasta for lunch, nice dark quiet room, good temperature, soothing voice, and lay with her to settle her for an hour, two sometimes if I was desperate. My 2nd DD, I gave up much sooner! I still put them both into bed with a few books for a quiet rest in the afternoon, though. They 'rest' (or jump on the bed, but whatever!) for around 30 mins every afternoon. It gives us all a break. And the upside is that they go to bed earlier at night, the 2yo around 6.30 pm, the 4yo a little later. But they were both exactly like your DD when they were ready to give up their nap. I found it extremely frustrating trying to make them sleep too. Much better to accept that the days of afternoon naps and breaks are over! Sorry. I hope for your sake that I am wrong, and she begins to nap again!
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13-05-2015 20:31 #6
I understand needing a break for yourself but if she's happy in her cot and happy between getting her up and bed does it matter if she doesn't actually sleep.
My DD Doesn't sleep any more at 3 years old but I always still put her down to get my break and she can totally chill out
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15-05-2015 14:04 #7Junior Member
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Thank you all fit replies and experiences.
My first daughter dropped her day sleep around this age too but she was not as consistent with her day sleep like DD2. Dd1 was always a battle and she's a different child who will sit quietly and play on her own so I kept up her quiet time.
It's hard when I know so many other kids still sleep till 3.
I know she needs the sleep.
I know I might just have to accept that they are on their way out so hopefully I can persevere with quiet time in her cot.
Has just come out of the blue though. Guess I'm lucky she's good at night always has been.
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