Edited by Much Blessed, 14 February 2012 - 12:13 AM.
Resisting PM Nap & Nightiime Wakings !
Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:08 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:19 AM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:27 AM
Something else to mention... any chance she might have an ear infection? Could she be cutting her second set of molars? Either of those things could also be causing sleep problems. As my twins got older, they never really showed signs of an ear infection (namely a fever) besides sleep problems and general crankiness. Try ibuprofen before bed and see if that helps. Good luck!!
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:02 AM
I had the same experience, I was NOT ready to get rid of naps! My girls stopped napping before they turned 2 but now sleep all night (usually). They will occasionally sleep now during the day if we've had a very busy weekend or they are sick but that's it. Bedtime is early, between 6 and 6:30 depending on how miserable they are in the evening, which is a nice trade off. They have quiet time in the afternoon where they are supposed to read in their beds (we're still working on the "quiet" part, lol). If they are super energetic and not calming down in their room I will get them to take their pillows and blankies to the couch and turn on Dora as I need down time too.
Sounds to me like she might be transitioning out of nap time. My boys started the same sort of thing; night wakings, not going down in the afternoon. I resisted taking nap time away, but now that they are up all day they sleep much better at night and are much better behaved. About once every two weeks they still need to take an afternoon nap depending on how busy they are, but they rarely sleep during the day anymore. One thing to look forward to is more freedom! We never have to be anywhere at any given time now. If you still have one who is sleeping you can have a quiet time with the one who is awake; read stories, watch a tv show, sit on the couch for a bit.
Edited by E's 3, 14 February 2012 - 08:02 AM.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:48 AM
I would make sure that she doesn't have an ear infection as well, then at night I'd just go in once, make sure she's ok, put her back in bed, give her a hug, and tell her that it's time to sleep and you'll come see her in the morning... and not go in again. Also I'd try and put them in bed earlier, it's harder to sleep when you're overtired...
Good luck. We went through a lot of phases like that around that age, but they still napped at 3 (stopped at 40 months or so).
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