We have 2 and half year old twins. They have always been pretty good at sleeping through the night. Bed at 7pm up at 6am. The last two weeks they been waking up at night, sometimes 2-3 times a night between 1-3am. Then up at 5am. I don't mind them waking up but it's them thinking that everyone else should be awake because they are. So our main aim is to keep them in there room. I am wondering if a nap time technique is also part of the problem? They used to self settle but because they have been refusing to sleep we started to take them for a drive get them to sleep and then put them into bed. Today at nap we have gone back to basics and just put them straight to bed, no drive.
Yes may well be nearly ready to drop the nap. So don't force the nap with the car, use the cot, if they don't sleep there it is probably though not always a sign they are ready to drop it. Or at least they may be ready to reduce to just a couple of naps a week.
We haven't tried purposely tried cutting it out. They didn't nap yesterday as they didn't self settle. They went to bed at 7pm, our little girl woke up at midnight crying after she settled they slept through till 5:30am.
They are due to start nursery next week, do you think that will help?