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Re: Overtired? Undertired? LO no longer goes down at bedtime.
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2016, 05:19:01 am »
Ok, so I think you need to increase that A time a bit - all those 40 and 50min naps are UT and he's OT by the end of the day because he's not had any restorative naps, hence the difficult evening.

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Re: Overtired? Undertired? LO no longer goes down at bedtime.
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2016, 12:43:22 pm »
Should I be aiming for 1h30m then, instead of 1h20m?  :)

This would all be so much easier if he showed any real tired signs lol.  :P

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Re: Overtired? Undertired? LO no longer goes down at bedtime.
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2016, 20:16:29 pm »
Yeah, it is easier as you get to know the tired signs but if you're putting hm down before he's tired, you won't see them ;)

I would am for 1:30 and see how it goes.

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Re: Overtired? Undertired? LO no longer goes down at bedtime.
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2016, 15:23:41 pm »
OK, so new issue related to the current issue...

This morning LO woke up at 6:30, when normal w/t has always been 7 until this random interruption in our routine (we run a 7-7 cycle).

When this happens, what do I do? Should I feed him at 6:30, or just do A time until 7 and then feed? He doesn't wake up through the night to eat, so his last feed is the 10:30-11pm d/f the night before.

He also was only awake for 1h10mins before he started fussing. We put him down right away, he fell asleep within 5 mins, and he napped for 1h30mins, which makes me think we got his w/t right for the first nap of the day at least.

But now the issue is that everything is shifted for the day and the 3h cycle isn't lasting a whole 3h. (From wake to wake was only 2h45min.) How do I make up the lost 15min? If this happens periodically through the day it will shift bedtime earlier.
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Re: Overtired? Undertired? LO no longer goes down at bedtime.
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2016, 05:26:17 am »
Yes, he's not a robot, the day will shift a bit as his A time changes and he takes naps of different lengths. The point of this routine, EAS is that there is some predictability for LO and for you.