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17.5 month old - BT refusal and wake up getting earlier
« on: March 11, 2019, 12:51:13 pm »

My 17.5 month old (16.5 adjusted) has been on the following schedule for a little while:

WU: 7am
Nap: 12.30 for 1.5 - 2 hours
BT: 7pm

Lately, her nap started getting shorter or she would just sit up and talk or play so I started putting her down later as nursery would put her down about 12.45/1 and she would then go to sleep for about 1.20 or 1.5 hours. She would then do this at home too.

However, she is now taking a while to go to bed too and either cries unless I am in the room with her or just sits up and starts talking and so I do not know whether she would like to go to bed later than 7pm. I am hesitant to do this though because she is also waking up now between 5.45 and 6.15 for the day so I just wonder if OT is starting to creep in somewhere. Even with the early wake ups she will still go for a nap at 12.45/1 and not before. She has always been very routine driven in terms of timings and it's like she knows exactly what time nap and bedtime etc. is if that makes sense.

She is also doing brief cries in the night too but does not need us at all as by the time I get up she has stopped. It is literally seconds. She has 3 canines through and the 4th has now just cut the tip of it. I have tried teething powder at night but that hasn't made any difference.

I appreciate the clocks will go forward in a couple of weeks so I don't know whether to ride it out or if a routine tweak is needed. I am not sure if earlier wake ups can be undertired at all at bedtime?

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Re: 17.5 month old - BT refusal and wake up getting earlier
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 21:01:57 pm »
Sounds like she's on the cusp of 18 month sleep regression (adjusted age should be caught up by 6-12 mo, so no longer worth considering)
All the rings like early waking, taking longer to settle are pretty much developmental. So I think just try to give her as much help as she needs and roll with it.
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