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2yo suddenly all over the place with sleep??

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extracrunchy Thu 02-May-13 08:33:05

2yo DS has been an angel sleeper most of his life (7-7, no waking!), then all of a sudden, the week after his second birthday, he won't go to sleep till nearly 2 hours after bedtime, wakes up 3 or 4 times through the night, and wants to get up at 5am.

Nothing's changed routine-wise. What on earth is going on?! And how do I fix it now he can get out of his (big boy) bed??

mejon Thu 02-May-13 14:12:18

No idea but my DD2 has been exactly the same for the last month or so - would go down happily awake at 7 and be asleep within minutes and sleep until morning. She was 2 in February but is still in her cot. Initially she was very hard to settle especially in the middle of the night and I would spend ages sitting next to the cot, holding her hand etc. then once she was asleep and I was creeping out, she'd wake and we'd have to start the whole cycle again. The past couple of weeks though she's been happy for me to just leave her door ajar, I tell her to lie down and go back to sleep - and she does grin. She's gone from napping for maybe an hour or so in the afternoon to me having to wake her up after 1.5/2 hours. Tried dropping her nap too but that had no effect on nighttime shenanigans.

extracrunchy Thu 02-May-13 23:47:10

Exactly the same! Mine will get back in bed and seems happier with the door open but just needs telling several times a night... We're trying a two-way monitor tonight. Hoping it will at least mean I don't have to get out of bed quite so much grin

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Fri 03-May-13 12:19:55

extracrunchy how is the two-way monitor going? I bought one specifically for this purpose and it has been worth every single penny! I have no idea why DS wouldn't settle, maybe it was molars, maybe it was something else but this has really helped.

extracrunchy Sat 04-May-13 10:01:43

It seems to be helping so far! I mean he's still waking up, but settles if he can hear me soothing him (from my cosy bed), which is LOADS better! Doesn't fix the 5am wake up though, but we'll get there...

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