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24/07/2013 at 21:17
A used to be a great sleeper and in the early days would normally self settle. She's now 14 months and a nightmare to get to sleep. I have to rock her to sleep most nights and it can take over an hour sometimes. She screams if I put her in bed awake and wants to be rocked to sleep. I've tried leaving her downstairs with us and having 'quiet time' but that doesn't seem to work as she just wants to play and wriggles about.
Tonight she had milk at 7.15 as she was really tired and cranky but she's only just gone to sleep now (9.10).
I don't want to come across as selfish but I need some relaxation time and catch up time with H at night.
Is there anything I can do to try and get her either to self settle again or at least be in bed/asleep at a reasonable time?
I don't like controlled crying. The way A screams is just awful.
24/07/2013 at 22:36
What is her day time routine like?
25/07/2013 at 08:34
This is our Daytime routine if we're staying in.
Wakes between 7am and 7.30.
Dinner around 12-1pm
Sleep after dinner for 1-1.5 hours
Tea around 5
bath every other night between 6.45 and 7.15.
Milk between 7 and 7.30
Bed (she used to fall asleep during her milk so I just carried her up to bed but now it's a different story)
25/07/2013 at 13:17
Hmm two things spring to mind, either over tired (particularly if only had an hour after lunch) or that maybe the nap ends too late? What do you think? How long has she been on just one nap? We're a couple of months behind you but I am routine obsessed lol. Could it be teething too?
25/07/2013 at 14:54
She went down to 1 nap about 12 months. I don't think it's teething. 1 more tooth has just popped through but she got 4 all at once about a month back. She now has 7. If she has a later nap she always wakes up really grumpy and in a foul mood until bedtime. She just won't sleep any earlier during the day. I've been completely baby led this time around. J was (and still is) a great sleeper and I did by me rather let him lead.
Have I broken her already??
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