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Naps / Re: how to beat the 45 minutes nap ?
« Last post by *niki* on August 18, 2017, 14:53:12 pm »
well i didn't go in this morning and she's past the 1hr mark, so i think i'm good.. so proud of her :).. especially since she has a really stuffy nose today..
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Trouble getting 16 month old down
« Last post by Tabathagucci on August 18, 2017, 13:49:43 pm »
Quick update, she was awake from 2-2:45, not nad, but woke again at 5 and has been struggling to go back to sleep for 30 mins. She's gotten just under 9 hours of total night sleep.  I'm stressing out about getting her to 12:30 pm after horrible night like this...  she tends to sleepnshoeter naps when OT for nap (anywhere from 50 mins to 1h15m.  Sigh...sorry for so much posting. I'm seriously at my wits end. I got just under 5 hours of broken sleep myself last night.
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Bottle Feeding / Re: 4wo constantly hungry and crying and can't establish a schedule
« Last post by deb on August 18, 2017, 11:50:01 am »
Does he have any symptoms of reflux? The constant need to feed and the being upset when horizontal were signs I didn't know to look for with my DD1 - and they turned out to be reflux.

I can't find the Reflux101 post right now - mods, can you link to that for me? Might be worth looking at in case something there raises a red flag for you. Might be nothing, but can't hurt to look. :)
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Bottle Feeding / Re: 4wo constantly hungry and crying and can't establish a schedule
« Last post by AG67 on August 18, 2017, 10:51:24 am »
Many thanks for your response.  Been writing everything down yesterday and will do again today so I have it all done.
All the best
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Trouble getting 16 month old down
« Last post by Tabathagucci on August 18, 2017, 10:51:11 am »
Hi!  That schedule sounds amazing!  She falls asleep between 6:25 and 8, most of the time it's between 6:44 and 7 pm. I feel like 1) she needs time to wind down for night time and 2) she gets easily overstimulated if her bed time is later because wakeup is sooo early.  I've tried putting her down later and it ends up taking longer for her to fall asleep more often than not.  I would love a 7:30 BT but when she wakes at 5/5:30 it's just too long and leads to her taking forever to fall asleep and, I feel, causes the really long wakeup at night.
For example, day before yesterday by the time I put her down, she had been awake just over 11 total hours.  She fell asleep in 20 mins and woke at about 5:20 am, still early but a decent night.  Yesterday, she had been awake for a total of 11.5 hours and it took 1h15m for her to fall asleep and she's now been awake for 45 mins at 2 am.  The first night, her nap was longer and A time before putting down was just over 4 hours.  The second night, her nap had been a few minutes shorter and A time before putting down was almost 4.5, so she should have been more tired, but it seems to me she was overtired and couldn't settle.
So I'm in this vicious cycle of her wakeup time being soooo early that she's way OT by the time we get to bed and therefore takes forever to fall asleep and has horrible middle of night wakings (1-2 hours), which then just leads to more OT/OS.  I could be totally wrong, but that's the only sense I can make of it. 
Soooo, how do I get BT later? Just keep doing what I'm doing and gradually push nap and night later, hoping wakeup gets later?  She has always seemed to like a loooong A time before nap and a shorter one before bed.  I agree it's too short, but not sure I have much choice at this point?
Thank you and sorry for the novel!
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2nd Yr Molar Sleep Chaos!
« Last post by JennVanessa1083 on August 18, 2017, 09:28:14 am »
Yes! Especially since molars are kicking our butts. Tonight he had an hour NW at 3:30 am 😵  We have 2 more left after this one fully cuts 😰

I'm trying to stick to the EASY as much as possible but is it unrealistic to expect a great routine right now?

Today was:
WU 7:30 (10.5 night)
S 2-3:40 (resisted sleep a bit; maybe put him down too late?)
BT 9 pm (took about 20 minutes or so)

Maybe I'm a little off on when I'm putting him down? Or should I just say forget it bc of molars lol
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Eating For Toddlers / Re: Not eating and now weight loss
« Last post by creations on August 18, 2017, 08:53:41 am »
Sorry to hear about the weight loss. many hugs.

It's only just going through my mind that we have changed routine this past while and I'm just wondering if it's that. He's grumpy as anything in the morning and after getting up from his naps.
What is is about the routine you've changed?  I see the nap got shorter but are you capping it or is he just waking earlier from his nap?  Where are the meal times in the routine, have those moved or in the same place. Is it you feel he is too tired and grumpy to eat??

As Marta said, could you list what he's eating so we can see if we can suggest some things?
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: Trouble getting 16 month old down
« Last post by creations on August 18, 2017, 08:26:51 am »
I feel you'd get a better overall routine if the nap and BT were set later - as you have another child to care for this is not necessarily possible right now so it is not really that you are doing anything wrong, it's just circumstances.

I'd aim for something like this but I know you have your DS's routine to fit around:
WU 6.30/7am
S 1.00 - 2.30 (although preferably longer to 3pm)
BT 8pm (10.5 - 11hr night)

As it is at the moment I think there is not enough A time before BT.  If she naps 12.30 - 2 it's only around 4hrs A before BT when she might need more like 5.
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Eating For Toddlers / Re: Not eating and now weight loss
« Last post by Martini~ on August 18, 2017, 06:53:24 am »
Have you checked if the weight gain/loss thing is not not connected to any illness? Anything different from diet? I would expect even a non-eating toddler to self survive on barely no food.

In terms of diet and routine how much and when is he eating. And what? Maybe we could advice how to increase calories in his small meals.
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Sleeping For Toddlers / Re: 2nd Yr Molar Sleep Chaos!
« Last post by Haribo2012 on August 18, 2017, 06:42:57 am »
Lovely to have a lay in though  ;)
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