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Offline jfrancis

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1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« on: November 01, 2016, 10:30:06 am »
Hi all.
I'm a first time mum and my one year old daughter has been sleeping badly the last few weeks. She has 2 naps a day and used to sleep 11 hours a night with minimal disturbance, but is now waking early (5-6am) and refusing to go to sleep at bed time which is usually 7:30pm (taking 30-60 mins to settle, then waking again an hour or two later).
Her routine is...(or used to be, lol)...

6:30 wake and bottle
8 breakfast
9:30 nap

10:30 - 11:30 wake and bottle
12:30 lunch
2:30 nap

3:15-4 wake and bottle
4:30 snack
6 dinner
7 bottle
7:30 bed

She doesn't generally fight her naps, but the afternoon one is usually short (30-45 mins). She seems to 'wind up' after tea and gets really energetic and screams the house down for 30-60 mins when I put her to bed. She will often wake crying again an hour or two later and need resettling.
She starts stirring in bed between 4 &5 am, then will wake up crying around 5, she usually goes back to sleep, but is restless in bed until waking happy at 6:30.

I'm not sure whether she's ready to transition from 2 naps to 1, if this is a sleep regression, or if she's actually getting over tired.

Any advice and suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: 1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 15:18:39 pm »
Hi I'd prob say you need to move that first nap to a little later, she may well be getting ready for 1.nao so you will need to start working towards making the nap more central.  You could start trying 10am for first long nap then 2nd nap a little later but capped at 45 mins. It's usual to have 1 short and 1 long nap by this age.

EW are often a sign that the day needs altering a bit.
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Re: 1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 08:26:51 am »
Thank you, I will give it a go.

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Re: 1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 14:19:40 pm »
Keep us posted, good luck x
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Re: 1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 08:16:02 am »
Hi again.
So I successfully shifted morning nap to 10am (1-2 hrs), and a 45 min nap around 3pm.
But still... Screaming blue murder at 7:30 bed time and not going to sleep until after 8.
Any more suggestions?
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Re: 1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 14:04:32 pm »
Maybe she's Oat,what about moving BT little earlier some need a short A to bed when starting to transition naps x
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Re: 1yo waking early and refusing bed time.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2016, 20:14:04 pm »
The other option is that she's UT at BT? If earlier BT doesn't work, you could try a shorter 2nd nap.
 I think I'd also try to keep shifting the naps gradually later so morning nap gradually gets closer to the middle of the day & the afternoon nap gradually gets later and also shorter to preserve BT.
More info here:
From 2 to 1 nap transition (10-12m and older)
"Touchy/Spirited" DS


"Textbook" DD