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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #60 on: April 12, 2016, 07:04:05 am »
Thanks for the reassurance lily, I'm hoping he may surprise me. We are on holiday this week so just winging it for a week and starting afresh next week as no doubt we will pick up bad habits this week!
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #61 on: April 12, 2016, 12:40:48 pm »
Aw sorry to hear you're still having those wakeful nights :-\ Hope you're still enjoying your holiday :-*



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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2016, 12:49:04 pm »
Thanks, last night wasn't too bad, but we did give the dummy when he woke which normally he only has for naps. But the walls are mega thin on our apartment so we didn't want him waking everyone up. Trying to get him to nap as we speak, this is the latest challenge!!
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #63 on: April 13, 2016, 02:34:41 am »
IIWY and the dummy works at night, I would probably give it to him. I'd rather sleep now and worry about weaning it later ;) He's just about old enough to replug on his own so it might really help you out at nights.
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2016, 19:22:48 pm »
Thanks lily, we have continued to use it whilst on holiday and will see what happens when we get home. Had a great night last night and hoping for the same again tonight!
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2016, 11:54:35 am »
Sounds good, hope you're having a great holiday too :-*



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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2016, 16:43:11 pm »
Thanks! We are home now and I am having one of my arhhh I don't know what to do days! I know I sound like a broken record and have posted a couple of other threads on the same topic but I just can't decide what routine to go with during the day. As we are back from holiday I am ready to start afresh tomorrow but with what I don't know. Before we went away he seemed to have stopped giving me a 2hr am nap which doesn't work with his original routine  because of the school run. So if he won't do the 2hrs I need to try something else. Also I was worried that a second nap at 3.30pm was too close to Bt. I looked at sample routines and nearly all of them are napping at 9/9.30 and 1/1.30. So not sure if I should try this although he has been having first nap at 10 so not sure if that would be a step back. And would a nap that early cause EW? Also has to fit in with 3 til 3.30 school run. Or I could do a short nap at 10 for 30 mins and then a nap at 1 til 3?
I know I sound like a broken record but I am going round and round in my head and hubby is getting annoyed with me. I have no one else to talk to about it.
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #67 on: April 15, 2016, 18:23:58 pm »
And obviously still trying to loose the long night wakings!
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #68 on: April 15, 2016, 18:57:55 pm »
(((Hugs))) I know that feeling :-* well....

7am WU
10-10:30 nap
1-3 nap
7pm BT

...as a starting point, perhaps? It'll likely take him a little while to adjust, though.



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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2016, 19:01:35 pm »
You think that's the best option ? Thanks for helping! I'll give it a go!
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2016, 19:09:16 pm »
Oh dear well I'm not going to swear by it, it just seemed to be where you were heading in your own thinking, only time will tell how it'll work for your LO... For comparison, mine was doing this at 11mo, having to fit in with the cm's school runs:

6:30 wu
9:30-10 nap 1
1-3 nap 2
7ish - I think!

So a few months younger, but your WU and first nap are half an hour earlier giving him a little more sleep and less A time than mine had at 11mo...so not too far off the mark, hopefully :P



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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #71 on: April 15, 2016, 19:26:40 pm »
It seems to be my only real option at the moment, so we'll see how it goes for a week shall we?
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #72 on: April 15, 2016, 22:40:50 pm »
The routine trembler posted was exactly what I was going to recommend. If you think he'd like a touch more sleep in the morning, you could try the nap at 9:30/9:45. I ended up moving DDs nap earlier at that age and she adjusted easily.
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2016, 06:00:08 am »
I think he would go down earlier and as I only need a short nap it could work. I am scared of making emw worse by making that nap earlier though? Would 9.30 be OK? He has a tendency to wake from 5.45 onwards as it is! Although on holiday last week he was falling back to sleep and we were waking him at 8.30! At home he doesn't seem to drop off again anymore. We try not to get out of the cot til 6.45 at least.
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Re: Happy Night wakings
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2016, 18:59:46 pm »
Would 9.30 be OK?
I think it's fine. Both of mine had am naps at 9:30. I found pushing it out with DD never helped - pulling it back is what solved some night issues.
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