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It's been crazy in the last several weeks. Michael went from falling asleep within 10 min or so to now taking at least an hour , sometimes hour and a half to fall asleep for his nap and night time. During the hour or so he starts running around his crib (I have a video monitor) and throwing out his pillow, blanket, etc. on the floor then he starts crying and screaming for me to go and get the stuff he threw on the floor. I've been going back and forth 10 times today to get it all back for him. I moved his crib away so he can't reach anything outside his crib, otherwise he was tagging window curtain and blinds from his crib.
If I let him skip his nap he falls asleep at night right away. But without his nap, he is cranky and needy and I think it's too early to have no nap. I really don't know what's going on with him. Anyone else is having similar problems?
We were having this problem with Teresa at bedtime until we starting skipping her nap. Some days she does start to get a little fussy around 4/5 and if we are in the car around that time she'll fall asleep for 15 minutes or so (she'd sleep longer, but wakes when I get her out of hte car). The same thing happened with my son right around turning 2. So we skipped naps and bedtime is 7/730.
Max is so sleepy. He still NEEDS his nap. He goes so hard and the second I convince him to lie down, he's out in under 5 minutes. With Max, before I moved him to a toddler bed (just a week or so ago), if he threw things from his crib, he did NOT get them back. It was tough for awhile, because he'd yell for them, but he learned not to do it if he wanted the item quickly.
How long is Michael napping? Maybe limit his nap time? Max naps for 2-3 hours, and if he starts to go much over 3 hours, I'll go wake him up.
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Michael is napping for 2-2.5 hrs. Like Max , he still needs his nap though. A few times that we let him skip his nap, he was so cranky and tired that he hardly ate his dinner, and then the next morning he was still tired.
If you put them down for bedtime at 7-7:30 what time do they wake up in the morning?
Eli is another who needs his nap! He can't make it through the day without it. For nap time I have to hold him/snuggle with him for him to fall asleep (otherwise he goes crazy trying to stay awake - holding him lets him calm down and realize he's tired) and it still takes a good 20 min. At night it could take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour for him to finally fall asleep.
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