up until about a week ago, in fact the weekend the clocks went forward, dd2 17.5 months would always go straight to bed at 6.30 - 6.45 and fall asleep almost immediately. Now, she goes to bed the same time, but plays in her cot shouting, chatting, crying - eventually falls asleep about an hour later. Wouldn't mind if she was waking later, but she's not - 5.30-6.00am most mornings... She only sleeps about an hour at lunchtime too.
I would try just putting her down later, but dd1 who is 3.5 is in bed at 6.30 -6.45pm and needs to go to bed then as she is so tired.... can't really put younger one to bed after eldest?
thanks collision and seona...
dd2 used to have 2 short naps, one am and one pm but it still only amounted to 1 hour so I don't think that would make much difference.
I guess your right, perhaps she just doesn't seem to need as much sleep right now - last night she settled eventually about 7.40 pm and then was awake at 6.10 am chatting and playing happily in her cot...
dd1 sleeps much more at 3.5yrs - they are all different!