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Help with schedule - it's a lonnng day

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Bronnie2018 Fri 08-Nov-19 13:23:43


My DD is 15 months. I'm trying my best to try and get her to bed at 7.30pm /8pm as I have so little time with my hubby. But she just won't go down till 9pm. With a wake up - she's finally down say 10pm. Sleeps till 7.30am - which I wake her for!!

I thought waking her at 7.30am she would go down for 7.30pm.

She naps for 2 hours anywhere around 12.30/1pm.

I don't know what I'm doing right or wrong.

The days feel super long and I have no time other than those two precious hours , for myself or even to spend time with hubby.

I'm feeling very depressed.

Boobiliboobiliboo Fri 08-Nov-19 13:26:36

She might just be a night owl. I’m one, and luckily so is my daughter, who slept from midnight till noon at that age.

You could try waking her from her nap a bit earlier. But toddler sleep isn’t like adult sleep and doesn’t have the same rules.

Bronnie2018 Fri 08-Nov-19 14:11:08

Thanks i was thinking that the nap might be too long.

Goodness how did you cope with that schedule??

Boobiliboobiliboo Fri 08-Nov-19 14:15:10

It suited me/us? The only downside was how many baby groups/classes were on in the mornings and how early other child-suitable things closed too early (eg soft play).

SS1987 Fri 08-Nov-19 19:26:22

Maybe wake after an hour and a half nap and see how that goes? Lots of fresh air and activities - try and tire her out any way possible!

MsChatterbox Fri 08-Nov-19 19:29:03

I was having trouble with my son so I cut his nap and now he's asleep by 5pm 😲😲😲. He's just turned 2 dropped the nap at 20 months. So older than yours... Maybe try shorter nap like pp said? I could never wake mine though it was much easier dropping it.

KatnissK Fri 08-Nov-19 19:37:19

Drop the nap. My 2yo has never ever slept 12 hours in his life. If he naps then bedtime is later. Today he had no nap and was asleep by 7pm.

Teachermaths Fri 08-Nov-19 21:25:41

Shorten the nap to an hour.

Are you putting her down early enough in the evening? If you have to wake her at half 7 she obviously needs the sleep.

Bronnie2018 Fri 08-Nov-19 22:33:46

@Teachermaths I have tried to start bedtime for 7.30pm but she's just lively. No tired signs until around 9pm.
I think that the nap could be too long but I'm waking her from that too!!!
I suppose I have two out of three...a later riser as such, takes a good nap but then can't get down till 9pm/10pm.

I'm going to keep the nap short - try the 1hr 30mins.

Anyone else in the same boat and made it work?

Teachermaths Sat 09-Nov-19 08:08:10

You need to shift her whole body clock really. I'd rather have an evening to myself and be up at half 6.

Yhe fact you're having to wake her so much means she definitely needs more sleep. It sounds like she's slipping into over tiredness in the evenings. If you add up her hours sleep over a day it's about 11 hours. This should be nearer 13 for her age.

I'd try to get her down to bed from 6.30pm and see how it goes.

Bronnie2018 Sat 09-Nov-19 09:47:13

@Teachermaths 6.30pm wouldn't happen.

I'm going to keep going with the 7.30am wake ups. It's been just over a week now. Maybe it takes a while to reset body clocks.

She doesn't seem over tired - ever really.

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