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Broken NIghts - is it time to drop the nap?

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MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 12:44:55

Dd Is 22mo. Standard for her is bed between 6.30/7, wake between 7/7.30. One or two shouts for dummy during the night.

The last week, we still get the 7pm start and all is well til midnight then the night long round of hourly wakings, sobbing, asking for dummy even when in her.mouth, crying "daddy gone" or "baby crying" etc.

Is she kust going through some.sort or developmental phase or would dropping her daytime nap help?

Her daytime nap is 1.5hrs long and is whenever she is at her tiredest, but starts no later than 1.

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 15:14:41


tywysogesgymraeg Thu 05-Sep-13 15:19:04

Probably worth trying to either
a) bring her nap forward
b) dropping her nap altoghether
c) making sure she is knackered at bed time by extra fresh air, running around etc duringn the day

Do you go in to her every time she wakes up? You could try calling to her from your room to reassure her that you're there, and telling her its still night time so she needs to go back to sleep.

tywysogesgymraeg Thu 05-Sep-13 15:19:59

Pedantic me has realised that you shouldn't say "either" when giving a choice of three things. "Either" is only for two.

Very sorry about the grammar slip blush

womma Thu 05-Sep-13 15:21:36

It sounds like it doesn't it? Could you try letting her have a nap for 45 mins or so in the afternoon to see if that rights everything?

My DD was 2 and a half when she dropped the nap altogether, but I knew people who's children stopped way before that.

Good luck.

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 15:34:39

Oh bugger - will miss my little break! Shes napped today so I will take her to the playpark this afternoon (and maybe a bit later bedtime), and try no nap tomorrow.

MeeWhoo Thu 05-Sep-13 15:36:43

Ohhh! Do they really drop their naps around 2 then?

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 15:46:41

No idea, I'm curious to see how she manages tomorrow without it

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