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Activity Time & Toddler Activity / Highchair activities for 16 month old
« Last post by Chloevalentine on November 20, 2017, 03:56:08 am »
What are some good highchair activities for a 16 month old? We do crayons and playdough but hes still more interested in eating them or throwing eveything onto the floor.
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General Sleep Issues / Re: Doing shush/pat ends up with pu/pd 1 that can't be right?!
« Last post by Suvito on November 19, 2017, 22:42:36 pm »
Thank you so much for your reply!
Today was also quite difficult.
So you think I can shush/pat her in my arms until she is asleep? Isn't this going to be a prop then?
It sounds very tempting so I will definitely try it as she is always desperate as soon as I put her down.
Thanks again!
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 21 month old - low sleep needs?
« Last post by Haribo2012 on November 19, 2017, 22:24:56 pm »
Id just do a few days of car naps and hope that it passes and try again next week x
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 21 month old - low sleep needs?
« Last post by Tabathagucci on November 19, 2017, 22:14:08 pm »
I tried this today!  After hubby was unsuccessful in getting her down, I offered to nap with her.  She wanted to lay on the floor with me which worked for a bit, but then she started crying again.  She wanted to read. We read, I sang songs, then she asked for food.  I said after nap and she started screaming again. I tried putting her in the crib with books again for quiet time, more screaming.  At this point (30 mins into trying all this stuff) I just popped her on the boob.  We're leaving for a trip tomorrow so just wanted to get her nap over with! After she fell asleep, tried transferring her, no luck.  Obviously I can't do this (napping her on the boob) every day. I can try car naps but at what point do I try to get her back in the crib? It's waaay too early to give up naps.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 21 month old - low sleep needs?
« Last post by Haribo2012 on November 19, 2017, 21:58:40 pm »
Id fobthe nap with her too. My DS2 had a sofa sleep cuddling me last week and that never happens here unless hes ill or in developmental phase x
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 21 month old - low sleep needs?
« Last post by creations on November 19, 2017, 19:47:35 pm »
She's clearly tired but fighting sleep so much then giving in at the breast!  Hmm..maybe sleep with her for a nap or two, is that possible? It's not something I'd do long term but I do things during craziness that I would never continue long term.
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General Sleep Issues / Re: Doing shush/pat ends up with pu/pd 1 that can't be right?!
« Last post by creations on November 19, 2017, 19:44:49 pm »
The basic shush/pat method includes picking LO up and keeping in arms until they are totally calm, or drowsy or even asleep, so it could feel like PUPD but the difference is that you hole for much longer and there is no limited timed holds like there might be for an older baby.
Your LO at 10wks is likely really frustrated that you are making her sleep in the cot instead of in arms so it is likely to be tricky for a few days.  You can shush/pat in arms until asleep though then continue in the cot (another 20 min until deep sleep) which would be more gentle.
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General Sleep Issues / Re: Need help with AT
« Last post by creations on November 19, 2017, 19:41:55 pm »
Great update! :)
So please to hear you had a good night - so now you know it can happen.

I think I'd be tempted to stay on this A time a few days or a week or two to see what happens. With one nap at 1hr 20 and one at 1hr 30 (they are odd times, it sounds odd to me because I expect LOs to do the same length nap or cut one short at a clear sleep cycle length but never mind).  The naps could get a bit longer but then you'd need to start thinking about how late BT is going to end up.

Lets see how things go.
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If you can get that first nap a bit longer, more like 1hr 30 then perhaps you would be able to have a later BT (and sleep later) and also more day time sleep which is what you are saying she needs to get through the first part of the night.  That first A time is already quite long though so I'm not sure if you'd want to extend it. Does she ever sleep more than the hour?
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E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: 10month old early morning wakings
« Last post by creations on November 19, 2017, 18:57:27 pm »
but I did a purposely OT nap
That's the first time I've heard of this, thanks for jumping in and sharing :)
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