the night, but he seems shattered all day too? He has started having a 2 hour nap between about 12 and 2, but seem tired again by 5pm. A week ago he was still waking 3- 4 times a night, as early as 8.30 - 9pm the first time. Do you think its a growth spurt? Or could it be developmental? He is extremely active, and always has been. He crawled at 6 months, and walked at 11 months. He also seems to need a lot of stimulation, which is tiring for me too. The problem is he seems to be becoming very whingy alongside the tiredness, but again, not sure if this is developmental or sleep related. Any ideas gratefully received!!
was he having two naps before? Ds went through the 15m spurt with style...tons of night waking...but then started sleeping through.
Around the same time he went down to one nap. But sometimes would be too tired on just one nap, and would fall sleep short of bed time...then be up half the night.
He has sorted himself out now and can manage to stay awake for both halves of the day. Maybe this is the problem with your ds? Them being overtired is awfull...but will pass. The change in ds after the 15m spurt was astounding!
Iggly, haven't seen you for ages. How are things? (Apologies for thread hijack, OP).
Overtiredness could indeed be a problem if he's just moved from two naps to one. There's a horrible transition period when one nap isn't enough, but two are too many.
An earlier naptime as well as an earlier bedtime might help. When DS dropped from two naps to one (at 13 months - should have done it sooner) he woke at 7am and needed to nap 11-1pm or he got overtired (bedtime was at 6.30pm). Only now at 18 m.o. is he going as late as 12 before getting sleepy. OTOH all the other babies I know that age IRL sleep later in the day than him - nap starting at 12 or 1pm.
My DD was 18 months before she slept through and seemd to be awake all day too....be gratefull of the sleep hahaaha. im sure it will be ok huni, phases are usually short lived at this age (usually lol)
My lo is 20 months and still sometimes needs 2 naps in the day. One being from about 12-2pm and then he'll sometimes sleep again around 5 - I make sure it's a very short one because of his bedtime so sometimes only allow him 15-20 mins.