Now, I know Moriah was sick all last week and barely slept for naps and bedtimes. But, when she is healthy (like for 2 weeks!!) She still doesn't sleep all they way through the night. She wakes up at least once maybe twice. Sometimes she will go back to sleep on her own and other times, we need to go in and either change her diaper, give her water, turn on the little heater in her room and or rock her for a minute or two.
She is taking one afternoon nap but there are days where she could definitely need a morning one!!
Do you still have a toddler taking two naps a day? Not sleeping all the way through the night? Not napping at all during the day?
Sophia- February 1, 2006
Moriah- June 1, 2009
Daniel- September 19, 2011
We start our bedtime routine at 7:30pm. Lights are out by 8:45 or 9. A usually doesn't fall asleep until 10, and sometimes even as late as 11.
During the night, it's not unusual for a to A wake up every two hours. Still. Most nights she wakes up 3 times during the night - 2, 4, and 6. Occasionally she'll skip the 4 or the 6am waking, but more frequently she's waking up at 12 as well as her usual 2, 4, and 6 times. When she wakes up, she begs, pleads, and ultimately screams for milk (which for the last 3 weeks I haven't given her), and then eventually she falls asleep in my arms or on top of me. She tends to not fall asleep when she wakes up at 2, and she'll often lay down and rest for 10 minutes or so and then start screaming again. This can repeat for up to 2 hours. I very often get no sleep between 2 and 4.
Naptime is theoretically around 1pm, but for the last few weeks it's been like pulling teeth to even get her to fall asleep by 3. Sometimes I'll spend more than 3 hours trying to wind her down enough for her to fall asleep. Once asleep, she will nap for about 2 hours. If she wakes up before 2 hours are over, she's crabby for the next 2-3 hours. And if she "skips" the nap entirely, she's liable to fall asleep at 6pm and wake up at 8 with tons of energy. If I can get her to make it to 7:30, she won't wake up for good until 6am-ish, but she'll be super restless in her nighttime sleep - maybe waking up and crying as often as every 30 minutes, and quite often every hour.
But I think it's been well established that A is one of the top 5 worst sleepers on the board.
Harmony, JM, A, & M Our preschool-at-home blog
6w5d on 6/19/07 hb of 107 bpm 10/1/07. Lost at 7w6d
Ugh.. Don't even ask me this question right now, lol. Ever since our new baby was born, we have lost all sense of normalcy in the bedtime department. Well, the one thing that has remained the same is that he takes one afternoon nap for usually about 2 hours. But actual bedtime...??? Oh my. Okay, so before the baby was born, we would try to have Sean in bed at 9 and asleep by 10. Sometimes he would fight it a bit and not sleep until 11. But that was a norm. Then he'd get up around 8-8:30 in the morning.
Now...??? No idea. DH and I get SO out of whack with our own routines when we have a new baby (same happened with Sean) that we can't even stick to Sean's routine. Both times we've had babies, for some reason, we start staying up WAY later at night (till like midnight or 1), and then sleeping in late in the morning, until like 9:30 or so. So we don't make Sean go to bed at his usual time, because then he'll want to be up earlier than us in the mornings. So yeah... Lately, Sean has been up until midnight or 1am every night and sleeping until 9:30-10am. It's so weird because it's the same general amount of sleep, but it's all shifted like 2 hours later. And even Sean's midday nap gets shifted about 2 hours later. And yet we really struggle when we have a new baby of just shifting it back to normal... Don't ask!
Sean Thomas - 6/30/09 @ 7:17pm 8lb 8oz, 19", 40w5d
Calvin Michael - 2/28/11 @ 7:39pm 6lb 8oz, 18", 37w5d
Nolan Matthew - 5/1/13 @ 11:54pm 6lb 4oz, 19", 38w4d
May 26, 2010 - 7w1d
Maddie is an average sleeper. She is down to one afternoon nap (12:30 or 1:00 - sometimes as late as 2:00) that usually lasts an hour to an hour and a half. If she doesn't have that nap or not a big enough one she is a bear for the rest of the day/night.
She is usually asleep for the night between 9 and 9:30. She usually sleeps through to 7:30 but she's had a few teeth-related wakings at night lately.
Hayleigh is in bed by 8pm and wakes between 6 and 7am. She has been waking up during the night (probably teething and now illness related). We usually just ignore her and she falls back to sleep.
She naps between 1 and 2 for anywhere between 45 minutes and 3 hours. Regardless of the amount of sleep she gets during the day, it doesn't affect her bedtime. IF she falls asleep in the morning, all hell breaks loose for afternon nap.
We have worked very hard on her sleep which is why we have such a terrific sleeper. She does, however, almost always wake up incredibly cranky (almost inconsolable) after naps.
They're supposed to be sleeping? WHAT? Just joking, uhmmm not really. I can usually get Isabella down at 8 or 8:30. But I swear she knows when I have a test to study for or have to get up extra early the next morning and on those nights I'm lucky if she's down by 12, I kid you not! Her new way of refusing to sleep is just to keep moving. So I can see her little feet in the air swaying, or she plays with her diaper or my face, just whatever can keep her awake.
As for naps she really does need two, with a morning nap at 10:30/11ish and then a 3:00 nap. But if she only gets one nap then it's a two hour nap and she goes down to bed a little earlier. Isabella is almost sleeping through the night, but there are still nights where she wakes up a few times. I just wish I could get her to transition into her toddler bed. Hopefully soon, I need a full eight hours of sleep.
Oh man, I am lucky I guess in that Kieran is an awesome sleeper. He switched from 2 naps to 1 right around 18 months, and that was hard for a while because he really needed 2 but would only take 1, no matter what we did. But, he's transitioned now and everything's fine. Wakes up around 8 am. Takes a nap around 12 to 1, and sleeps anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours; usually 2 or 2.5 though. Goes to bed around 8 or 9 and rarely wakes during the night. If he does, its not usually a big deal to get him back to sleep- he either falls back asleep himself or we go in and hold/rock him for a few minutes.
Jessica & Daniel
Wrong time for me to be answering this question....Josie is in her room NOT napping right now! LOL She has only been having one nap/day for ages (6 months?) and since she has gone into a big bed, the nap thing has become difficult. In the cot she would happily go down for her afternoon nap, now not so much. DD1 was the exact same, although she was terrible even in the cot!
Mummy to Lily (Nov 07), Josie (June 09) and Emily (June 11)
Mary..... are you living here??
I may as well just copy and paste your reply and switch your boys for my girls!!
When Jeena was about Maria's age, she was still going to bed late, sleeping in late and we didn't mind at all!! Then we realized that she could/should go to bed earlier so we started to do that process and got her in bed at 7 p.m. and she would wake up at 8 a.m. That went on for quite awhile. Fast forward to Maria's arrival..
Jeena's bedtimes started getting later and later. We also moved to another time zone where it's light in the summer until 10-11 p.m. That didn't help. So all fall/winter we have been trying to get her bedtime better. Now she's in bed by 9 and awake by 9 a.m.
Maria still goes to bed when I go to bed. OR. I go to bed when she goes to bed is more like it. Usually around 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. and she wakes up at about 10 p.m. (with a million night wakings).
She naps for at least an hour a day, usually around 2 p.m.
My DH works shift work and is actually gone right now for 6 weeks so I'm responsible for the bedtime stuff. I have NO idea how to get them to go to bed at the same time, at a normal time, etc. I guess in time, it will happen!
Delia - Mama (homebirthing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, baby wearing, cloth diapering type of a Mama!) to
Jeena Kongju (Jan. 20/06) and Maria Konae (June 18/09)
Liam is a clockwork baby.
1 nap a day that he goes down for anywhere between 12 and 1:30 - he will sleep 2.5 hours, sometimes more but rarely less (like I can't remember the last time it was less - although the babysitter said he did not sleep at all yesterday)
Our bedtime routine is crazy exact. Dinner @ 6:30, bath @ 7:00 and nighty night chair @ 7:30 - he drinks half a sippy of milk in the chair with whomever is putting him to bed, we sing a song or read a book then he asks for night bed and "tuck tuck tuck"
With the time change this has all been happening closer to 8:00 but its pretty set in stone. Then he sleeps until 5:30 or so, gets 1/2 a sippy of milk in bed with us in the morning and goes back to sleep in our bed until 6:45 or 7:00.
Having said that - since about 2 weeks before Eloise was born he was waking up 2-3 times a night, most of the time he would put himself back to sleep in less than 10 minutes, if it lasted more DH would go in there b/c he was worried that Liam was having nightmares. This became a new routine for Liam and got out of control. He was specifically calling out "Daddy, nighty night chair please" "Help me, I sad" - so we spoke with him about it and it is slowly getting better. It has elongated his going to bed process from 15-30/40 minutes, but we will get back on the old schedule soon enough.
The hardest part is that Eloise seems to have a super fussy period from 8-9:00p 2 or 3 nights a week so its extra hard for me to put him down when I am alone and she is screaming! trying to work that out.
With no nap yesterday he went to bed @ 6:30 and slept until 6:45 today. it was great - not a peep the whole night!