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to think that a 12m old should sleep at some point in the day...

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BintOfBohemia Mon 24-Aug-09 12:21:18

without making such a fricking song and dance about it?

He's tired, why doesn't he just go to sleep? Tis that simple. angry

curiositykilled Mon 24-Aug-09 12:27:02

hard not to make a song and a dance about things when you're tired! Sympathy <<hug>>

BintOfBohemia Mon 24-Aug-09 12:35:11

Thanks - I don't normally get stressed about it, but have just fallen and cut my arm because of rushing up the stairs to go and deal with him. sad

He has at least gone to sleep now. He's been awake for 6 hours, you'd think he would just pass out, wouldn't you!?

curiositykilled Mon 24-Aug-09 13:31:16

yeah but he sounds like my dd. She likes her bed but when she's too tired you can't get her anywhere near it without a scratching, kicking, screaming tantrum... So frustrating when you know that a sleep is what will help them!

Asana Mon 24-Aug-09 19:33:07

Hmm, you should meet my 16wo DS who can go the ENTIRE day (from 7am in the morning to 11pm at night) with just one hour worth of naps. And no, he doesn't sleep through either (currently feeding every 2.5 hours). I feel your pain sad

And yes, I've tried everything (winding down after just 1 hour of being awake, rocking/cuddling, swaddling etc) I'm starting to accept that I shall simply have to get used to functioning on minimal sleep till he changes his mind. Still makes me angry though.

Asana Mon 24-Aug-09 19:34:07

Hmm, you should meet my 16wo DS who can go the ENTIRE day (from 7am in the morning to 11pm at night) with just one hour worth of naps. And no, he doesn't sleep through either (currently feeding every 2.5 hours). I feel your pain sad

And yes, I've tried everything (winding down after just 1 hour of being awake, rocking/cuddling, swaddling etc) I'm starting to accept that I shall simply have to get used to functioning on minimal sleep till he changes his mind. Still makes me angry though.

Asana Mon 24-Aug-09 19:36:14

Oops blush Obviously not functioning as well as I'd like to think smile

cruellapoppins Mon 24-Aug-09 19:45:11

Oooh yes, I remember this ...YANBU, it's very frustrating!

DH and I ended up taking them out in the pushchair after lunch every day till they nodded off, then bring them home, lie them back and stick a blanket on them while we had a cup of tea. Can only do this if your living arrangements allow - we had level access on the ground floor. And it made us take a walk. It did seem a bit stupid that our kids would only go to sleep if taken for a pushchair stroll, but sometimes you just have to be short-term!

steaknife Mon 24-Aug-09 19:52:28

Today was the first time I tried to get DD to nap in her cot for ages. It worked but I am not banking on it being more than a fluke.
I usually rely on the pushchair too.

A friend has a DS who, when he is tired, finds his blanket and lies down on the floor. How I wish.

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