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#1 moore

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:26 PM

Archie has had a few days recently where he hasn't wanted his day sleep at all - but he still needs it. The days he hasn't gone to sleep have been awful because he gets so tired by about 4 or 5pm that he is just a nightmare for the rest of the night, and then he has a horrible night sleep as well.

What age are they meant to drop the day sleep? I'm wondering if I should be pushing him to keep the day sleep or if I should be helping him to stay awake.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:40 PM

I think just before they start school LOL..

Jack is nearly 3 and almost always has his..

Hope Archie sint dropping it totally...
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:42 PM

Nate dropped his day sleep when Dane came home he was just over 2 1/2. He does get a bit grumpy around 4-5ish, but i brought tea froward to 5.30pm (used to be 6-6.30ish) and he is in bed by 7pm (used to be 8pm)
He still has a sleep in te car if we go anywhere though.

Rather than putting him to bed will he lay on the lounge and have a rest in the afternoon?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

Cate went through a period at about 26 months old where she looked like she was dropping the day sleep but I was determined to persevere as I knew she still needed it.

I pushed the time of her sleep out to 1:30 (previously 1pm). I would put her up in her bed as usual and she would chat, sing, talk for upto an hour or more but would usually eventually fall asleep only for me to have to wake her 20min later. Some days though - I would say once a week on average at home + 2 days at daycare she would not sleep at all.

Eventually she went back to falling asleep straight away.

She started to be a bit funny again a couple of weeks ago so bedtime is now out to 1:45pm - usually asleep by 2pm and I wake her at 3pm. So she only has an hour each day now.

I am hoping we can keep it until she is at least 3 - hopefully a bit longer.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:39 PM

Eddie just skipped his today, which is very unusual! He will normally go off very happily and sleep for 2 hours (when I wake him unless he is sick). Today he spent an hour in his cot but was singing and talking the whole time, then twice he took off his sleeping bag, turned the light on and yelled out "it's morning!!" so I gave in and got him up. So far he's happy so we'll see.

Rosie gave hers up at 2yrs 9mths; she was still happy to sleep in the afternoon but would be awake until 10pm at night. As long as Eddie is going to sleep reasonably easily in the afternoon and the evening, I will keep putting him to bed in the daytime.

I must be in the minority; I'm looking forward to Eddie dropping his so we can go out and do things during the afternoon.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:56 PM

I was hoping about 18?! laugh.gif
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE(Mel B @ Jun 16 2010, 02:39 PM) View Post

I must be in the minority; I'm looking forward to Eddie dropping his so we can go out and do things during the afternoon.


I think once you have been through it once you look forward to it because you can see the benefits biggrin.gif I know with Cate I was dreading her going down to one day sleep but I can't wait for Charlie to get to that point.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:20 PM

Jack still sleeps in the afternoon (he's now 3yrs 4 mths) but was fighting it at around Archie's age. I just moved his nap to be a bit later, and it worked smile.gif
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:40 PM

FROM about 2.5 years old oliver has 2 - 3 sleeps a week.

he is almost now not having one at all. Oliver went through archie's attitudes and still does sometimes but i just get through it because he was going to bed later and later.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

India is starting to drop her day sleeps now. But on average she probably has 2 - 3 a week as well.

I'm actually having the problem where, some days if she doesn't have a day sleep she's tired & feral by dinner time. But on the days when she does have a day sleep she wakes up in a foul mood. I can't win!

Perhaps try pushing back the time he starts his sleep by half an hour & see if that helps? Or have quiet time reading books or watching tv?

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE(scasey77 @ Jun 16 2010, 03:56 PM) View Post

I think once you have been through it once you look forward to it because you can see the benefits biggrin.gif I know with Cate I was dreading her going down to one day sleep but I can't wait for Charlie to get to that point.


Oh yes! I was coming back to add that it is a different story with your youngest child than your oldest. Rosie started having later and later night-time bedtimes from about 2.5, but I refused to drop her day sleep for 4 months because I needed it laugh.gif When it did go, and she started crashing at 7pm instead of 9 or 10, I saw the benefits.

It also helps that she is a very easy child, so an extra couple of hours of her is not a problem. Eddie on the other hand...
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:37 PM

Hamish dropped his a few months shy of 3, I managed ti get him to keep having one with me lying with him or REST time at least. Ive managed to get him to pick it up again recently so unless we are out he has one!

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:51 PM

Felix is 3 months younger than Archie and has just recently started dropping his day sleep on some days. If he wakes up late in the morning he won't have a day sleep, but if he wakes at his normal time (around 8am) he'll have a sleep in the afternoon for a couple of hours, but it's been getting later and later, usually around 2pm or a bit after. I'd say he has a day sleep on average 3 days a week now.
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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:57 PM

cool.gif--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mel B @ Jun 16 2010, 03:39 PM) View Post Eddie just skipped his today, which is very unusual! He will normally go off very happily and sleep for 2 hours (when I wake him unless he is sick). Today he spent an hour in his cot but was singing and talking the whole time, then twice he took off his sleeping bag, turned the light on and yelled out "it's morning!!" so I gave in and got him up. So far he's happy so we'll see.

Rosie gave hers up at 2yrs 9mths; she was still happy to sleep in the afternoon but would be awake until 10pm at night. As long as Eddie is going to sleep reasonably easily in the afternoon and the evening, I will keep putting him to bed in the daytime.

I must be in the minority; I'm looking forward to Eddie dropping his so we can go out and do things during the afternoon. [/quote]

I'm sure with number two I'll be keen for them to drop it.

With your first it's nice if they keep up their day sleep - since you'll be at home anyway while the younger one is sleeping. (ETA - I saw you came back and said the same thing! lol)

Will looked like dropping his a few months ago, but we kept putting him down for a 'rest' and half the time he'd stay awake and talk and sing, the other half he'd sleep for 1/2 an hour. He has now gone back to having 1 - 1.5 hours.

I think if you still want it AND it isn't affecting their bedtime/morning wake time then you can persevere with encouraging it.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 08:14 PM

Levi dropped his day sleep at 20 months. I am so thrilled rolleyes.gif That said, he did drop down to 1 sleep a day at 8 months, so I kind of knew it was coming.

He just was NOT tired, and would still be perfectly happy at 6pm without a sleep. On the rare occasions he did go to sleep he would not want to go to sleep at night until 9pm. I decided I needed them both in bed by 7-7:30 more than I needed him to have a day sleep laugh.gif

What I started doing was saying, "okay, you dont have to have a sleep. Pick three books to take into your bed and read while Mummy has a 'cuppie-tea' [his phrase]." If he was REALLY tired he'd nod off.

Now, he very rarely falls asleep during the day, but he still goes into his bed with three books when M has her second sleep of the day, so I can have five minutes to myself.






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