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13 month old seems to have dropped his nap - will I die ???

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Ishani Fri 08-Jul-11 13:39:21

Arghhhhh my older children have broken up from school and the baby seems to be terrified of missing any of the fun and is now refusing to nap at lunchtime.
I am genuinely worried for my mental health, he's up at 5am and would have a good two hours before going down at 7pm at night.
If he stays awake all day he'll want a nap at 5pm and then stays up until 11pm by which point I will be ready to stick my head in the gas oven.
Any suggestions ?

Pang Fri 08-Jul-11 14:11:33

You may not die but you will go insane. Is there anyway for you to set up a midday quite time for everyone. This way the 13 month old will sleep while the others play, read,watch TV quitely. A friend of mine managed to do this successfully. I was very lucky that my toddler would take himself off to lay down whenever he was tired and never broke from the routine.

Seeline Fri 08-Jul-11 14:14:44

Does he sleep in the car or buggy - if so arrange a trip out at the appropriate time and hope for the best! A couple of successes may help get him back into the routine.

Ishani Fri 08-Jul-11 14:49:36

I've swaddled him like a newborn under my arm and he's finally given up whacking and biting me. It's going to be a long summer !

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