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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2016, 01:40:19 am »
Yes definatley much better!! I'll be taking him off the melatonin in a couple of days, guess we will see how he goes after that...





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #91 on: February 08, 2016, 22:10:09 pm »
Jo, I found both of mine took a good few weeks, if not a month, to get their night up to what they really needed after we dropped the nap. Hang in there.
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2016, 21:36:26 pm »
Thanks Ali. Tried no melatonin last night, bedtime was 7pm, had one NW and up at 6am so it's tons better but I'm hoping he's really gonna get his full 12 hours back at night soon cos he needs it!





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #93 on: February 09, 2016, 21:44:03 pm »
Yay!! Such progress, well done mama :)
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2016, 01:43:58 am »
Great progress and I bet the extra sleep is doing you the world of good x
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #95 on: February 10, 2016, 22:31:12 pm »
A positive step in the right direction
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #96 on: February 11, 2016, 15:14:33 pm »
YAY I think it's huge that he did so well without the melatonin.
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #97 on: February 11, 2016, 19:08:01 pm »
Little question tho. He still has one wake up. It's always before midnight and he's always extremely upset and it takes a lot to calm him down. Once I do tho he goes right back to sleep. If he was a baby I would say that's OT, am I right in thinking it still is? With his 11 hour nights and no naps and he has very active full on days, could it still be that? If he slept longer at night I think this would def help but he needs to stretch it out and he just won't. If I give him even a 15 mins nap in the day his night gets even shorter. He's not LSN at all and never has been. Is there something else I can do to help him or just ride it out?
We have a very set bedtime routine and he's sufficiently wound down and relaxed for sleep most nights (if his brothers haven't rarked him up beforehand)





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2016, 19:32:40 pm »
Can it be night terrors?
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2016, 20:27:35 pm »
For us it would prob be OT especially if settles and back to sleep. We just had to ride it out and DS got more used to a longer day etc x
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #100 on: February 11, 2016, 22:15:27 pm »
I did wonder about night terrors but my eldest has those and these are different because most of the time he will start segueing with me saying no, when I say time to go back to sleep etc whereas my eldest wouldn't even comprehend I was there and would just fight any form of touch.
I think it's prob OT, will try to keep riding it out!





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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2016, 18:25:03 pm »
I think OT.
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #102 on: February 16, 2016, 00:04:54 am »
I'd say ride it out.
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Re: 2.5 yr old worse than a newborn
« Reply #103 on: February 16, 2016, 08:30:02 am »
How's it going?
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