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21 month old- not sure if iím doing something wrong?
« on: March 06, 2019, 20:24:54 pm »
Hi I have a 21 month old boy and have followed the baby whisperer pretty much from day 1. Weíve had periods of disrupted sleep but he sleeps independently and only really wakes in the night if unwell. For the past couple of months however his awake time can vary by 1.5 hours and bedtime seems to be getting later. Our routine is:

WU-Between 5.30-7am
Nap-1-2.30 (Always stick to this time)
BT- In bed by 7.20pm but often not asleep until 8pm

Iím not sure if heís getting enough sleep in total? If he wakes early he will stay in his cot for 30-40 mins. He eats well, talks a lot. I have tried leaving him to sleep at lunchtimes for longer but this just results in BT getting later. If he wakes at 7am and goes to bed at 8pm this is fine with me but when he wakes at 5.30am for no apparent reason I dont get it! Heís then grumpy by 10am and falling asleep on the way to an activity. I still stick to nap at the same time but canít get him to go to sleep any earlier at night even if I put him down by 7pm. His room is very dark and pitch black at 5.30am.

Any thoughts??

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Re: 21 month old- not sure if iím doing something wrong?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 19:49:07 pm »
Hi sorry youíve had no replies, itís a typical age for language explosion but also to start thinking about reducing day sleep as it can start to rob from night.

Is there a pattern so say if itís a 5.30 WU is the next morning 5.30 or 7 etc
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Re: 21 month old- not sure if iím doing something wrong?
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 13:58:51 pm »
Thank you! Yes iím wondering if i need to reduce the day sleep more. I think there is a pattern, this morning it was 5.30am and yesterday 6.30am. Iíll try and look closer at it.

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Re: 21 month old- not sure if iím doing something wrong?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 20:04:08 pm »
You could always try waking from nap 15 mins earlier or cutting 15 mins off start x
Zoe