24 month old sleep changing

Amber - posted on 04/07/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter used to sleep 7pm to 7am and take an hour and 30 minutes to 2 hour nap. She is getting her 2 year molars and has recently started waking up at 6 am I thought maybe if I put her to bed at 8 she would wake up at 7 didn't work. And her naps have been a struggle lately and only an hour:( I'm a stay at home mom also thanks

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Amber - posted on 04/08/2013

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That helps alot , sounds like we are going through the samething, my daughter also isn't eating very good:) thank you

Chana - posted on 04/08/2013

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I just had my 2 year old to the doctor and asked her about the same thing because she used to be a really good sleeper and napper. In bed by 7:30 and would sleep until 6:30 or 7:00 and still take an 1 1/2 to 2 hour nap. She started waking during the night and getting up earlier. Her pediatrician said first of all not to torture yourself or the rest of the family by trying to keep her up when she is tired because that just makes everyone miserable. Put her to bed at her normal time and make sure she is staying in her room even if she wakes up. Also try using teething gel on her molars and pain reiever at bedtime. Teething also is affecting my daughters appetite, she is normally a very good eater but lately it is hit or miss with her also normal according to pediatrician. The pediatrician said not to try to change her schedule/routine at this time because it is the teething causing the prolem and could make it harder for her to adjust to schedule/routine change right now. So basically we are dealing with the teething issue then will see what happens with the sleep issue.

Amber - posted on 04/08/2013

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Thanks:) I'm going to shorten her nap to 1 hour and I think I was laying her down to late causing her to wake early , layed her down last night at 715 she was asleep at 730 up at 7... Had a 1 hour nap yesterday! If she doesn't nap she is sooo cranky and overtired so I don't think that's the best idea yet! Lol thank you soooo much as soon as I think I figured her out she changes:(

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/08/2013

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Then stop giving her naps. Or reduce the amount of time she takes them. Also teething is very painful and can cause all sorts of disruptions in their routines, especially sleep. But if you are struggling to give her a nap as it is, maybe cut them out. Or only give them when she has woken up really early. My daughter stopped taking naps at about that age. It takes time to adjust also. It may take a week or 2 for her to get used to no naps, and sleeping longer during the night.

If you ARE going to continue to give her naps, reduce the time on them. If she is taking from 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours, reduce it to 1. You can see how that works.

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