Ivy has always been a great sleeper apart from a month or so when we moved and i had to sleep train her! Was something ive realised i should have done from day one!! Recently ive found her sleep is changing and on the days she only has one nap a day her night time sleeping is much sounder.
If she has two naps she can be quite testing in the night.
We have a set routine that really helps. Brush teeth, book and bed at 7. Some times she plays for an hour, sometimes shes asleep before i leave the room it just depends on the day shes had.
Maybe you just need to approach bed time differently or look at whats in her room.
I have to hide EVERYTHING that looks even slightly interesting because she will litterally fall asleep stood up in her cot talking to it or trying to get it
We also found the clocks changing ( were in the uk ) knocked her sleep out. Wasnt really expecting it but its taken us a while to try and re establish her sleep and wake time.
There will prob be a very simple change thats happened or needs to happen and you will find it goes back to normal.
I defo agree in the sleep regression, maybe not as text book timing as is made out but i do think their sleep can easily change.
Can you ask a family member or close friend to take her for the night? Just to get some proper rest, we found just one good night helped loads, then you can take a refreshed look at whats going on and maybe see a solution you couldnt before.
They do get thru it and go back to sleeping well it just takes different times and different reasons for everyone
I know this is an older post but just wondering if all your LOs have gone back to sttn? Mine is 18 months now and wakes multiple times in the night and very early in the morning! He has also gone from 2-3 hour naps to 1 hour..
Starting to believe the sleep regression is very real...
I'm the original poster
My update: DD is almost 22 months old and sleeps much better now. It's not as flawless as it used to be but HUGE improvement and we all feel more rested now.
The bad news: Her poor sleep phase lasted several months! I think there were several things causing sleep disruptions: daycare transition, many illnesses (cold, flu), then the excitement of Christmas which changed our schedule, and then a family vacation....It felt like forever but she's definitely sleeping better. Her new issue is the occasional nightmare but those usually happen earlier in the evening. She did wake up at 430am this morning and my husband had to settle her back to sleep but she did go back to sleep.
This seems to be caused by a few things too, returning from holiday started it off and now teething and a cough seems to be waking him.
At least it's getting better for you! The problem is that he won't go back to sleep in his bed and ends up in mine for the rest of the night!
Thanks for the update!
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