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2:1 mess at 14 months
« on: January 19, 2020, 09:32:45 am »
Hi

This forum is so quiet nowadays but Iím hoping someone might offer advice.

My LG is generally a good sleeper who ss sucking her thumb. Sheís 14.5 months and Iíve gotten into a mess with the 2:1. She was waking earlier and earlier And is ot. I used to do early bedtime to try and catch up on sleep but just now it doesnít seem to be helping - it just means she wakes earlier.

She does 5 A in the morning and then normally has a 2 hour nap if it home. At nursery 3 days a week, she does around 6 A in the morning and then a shorter sleep - she has never slept for long at nursery. She seems to like a shorter a to bedtime so 5 A to bed gets her ot but she wonít take cn and ebt isnít picking up extra sleep so it is then emw.

Iíve attached her sleep tracker. does anyone have any advice to try and get some sort of routine into place to help with nw and emw?
Thanks

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Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2020, 21:10:40 pm »
Are you ever able to resettle her in the mornings? I remember a period around this age where I'd go in and let DD sleep on my in a chair in her room and she & I could squeeze in an extra sleep cycle or two sometimes. Might be worth a go.

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Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 07:01:17 am »
No she wonít resettle and as Iíve got an older LG I canít let baby cry too much as it wakes big LG for the day.

We had a disaster night last night

Wu: 6
S: 11.00-13.15
Bt 6.25 cried then discovered she had dirty nap so changed it etc
S: 6.50
Nw: 12-3
A: 3-6.30

A 3 hour night waking up where she just wouldnít sleep! I feel like Iím in the 18 month regression and sheís only 14 months!!

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Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 21:48:04 pm »
What's her food intake like? Is she ever feeding during those night wakings?

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Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 06:29:37 am »
No I cut night feeds a while ago.
She generally has a good appetite during the day and eats plenty.
She gets a bottle of hot water when she wakes for the day but I donít give this before half 6 and she doesnít get her breakfast before 7 so that I donít train her tummy into expecting anything before then.

Sheís cutting molars just now but I medicate for this if she wakes but it doesnít seem to help her get back to sleep

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Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 22:25:22 pm »
Try medicating for pain before bed? Ibuprofen/nurofen is pretty long-lasting. Some parents even try a "dream med" like a dream feed, only you give them meds while they're sleeping so the new dose starts working before the old one wears off. (I wish someone had thought to clue me in on that when mine were teething!)

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Re: 2:1 mess at 14 months
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2020, 08:27:14 am »
Oh yeah she gets painkiller before bed. I wouldnít do a dream medicine as my LG has historically struggled with swallowing medicine so I wouldnít want to do it in case she struggled.

Sleep is no better. Getting a consistent 5.15/5.30 wake up. Iíve just driven to drop her at nursery and sheís fallen asleep in the car and itís only 8.15am!

Iíve been doing a 15 min morn cn and then lunchtime nap around 12 to try and combat OT to get to lunchtime nap but it doesnít seem to be helping with the 5.30am wake up