How long does he nap? From 1pm to?
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My boy used to be on a good routine (leaves me time for myself to unwind and finish some housework).
He would wake at 730-8am, breakfast, lunch at 1130-12nn and naP at 1pm. Bedtime 830-9pm.
Recently it's been topsy turvy!
He pushed himself and would insist after bedtime routine he wants to talk talk to me.
Yes it's a very nice thing and great bonding time, but he can go on till 11plus and he sudd falls zzz
And he will wake at 9am or so and zzz at 2 or 230pm.
Then again night time same thing...
I end up still awake now cos I am not the kind that can just fall zzz and really need my alone time and to do some hsework.
He can't really skip naps Cos if he's too tired he gets hyper or cranky or both.
Hmmm can anyone mom share your 2.5 yo schedule? Am getting quite worn out... Thanks!
Last edited by HoneybunnyZ; 08-04-2011 at 12:39 PM.
How long does he nap? From 1pm to?
i think you shld just stop talking to him and must firmly tell him it is bed time and he can talk to you tomorrow morning OR you gv him 15-30 mins a day before his bed time. if he is suppose to sleep by 9pm, let him talk to you from 830-845 then get him to sleep. by 9pm if he doesnt sleep, then ignore n pretend to sleep. thats what i do to pin, if she continues talking, i will keep repeating to her: time to sleep, talk tomorrow and i would tell her im tired and im gg to sleep already. usually within 10-15 mins she will fall aslp already, cos she knows i will ignore or just tell her :shhhhhh!!!
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
ya, how long he nap in the day? dear son nap 1 hr in the day and sleep at at around 8.30-9.30pm at night. Like what Ting said, you have to stand firm and insisted they he should go to sleep. My hub will leave my son alone in the room while he himself rest on the mattress but sometimes it takes around 1 hr to settle him to sleep but if me, i will make sure he sleep within 15min after he finished his milk. Sometimes dear son will wake up at the middle of night and wake us up, smile at us and we know he wants to play with us. we will just tell him "go to sleep" and we will close our eyes. I will peep at him, and yes he really goes back to sleep. =)
He used to nap around 1-3pm (of cos he really falls asleep like 20-30mins later)
Now he naps around 1.5 hours unless very tired two hours.
I guess cos I m a light sleeper its kinda hard for me to ignore him.
Maybe I should get him to wake at 7plus- 8am again n have him to his nap by 1230. So he wakes earlier and has longer hours in between before bedtime to burn himself out haha ..
He doesn't really eats breakfast very frustrating so I just give him milk nowadays or else is a daily battle. Still hoping to find a way out cos he used to at least have a light breakfast then lunch 2-2.5 hours later.
Son is 25 months old. We eat out during weekends, so sleeping schedule is:
10am Wake up
4.30pm, latest 5pm Wake up
10.30pm Lights out
Usually zzz before 11pm
In your case, guess our timing minus 2 hours is similar to your previous schedule.
Yes, agree that you allocate chatting / story / bonding time to 30 minutes before lights out.
Say, 9pm is lights out, start bonding at 8.30pm.
And assure son that you can chat again in the morning.
Upon lights out, be firm about your "good night", no more chatting.
After a while, he'd get the idea.
It's also important to wake child up at the same time daily (for morning and nap) to reset his bio-clock.
If he oversleeps, wake him up gently by making the room bright and play or sing nursery rhymes.
All the best!
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My 2.5 yo girl has sleeping problems since she was a baby. She gets easily stimulated and very sensitive to people and things around her. So I insisted to fix her schedule daily with minor tweaks here and there (only when we travel or when we have friends or family visiting). I read in parenting books that children needs predictability in schedule so that they feel less stress. So far it has been helpful and she is increasingly more stable (mood wise) and less clingy. (Of course going to school helps to increase her awareness of her growing independence.)
dear daughter's Schedule:
8am Wake up
830am Drink milk and Breakfast
9am Free Play
10:45am Eat Lunch (cos she's also a fussy eater who takes some time to eat her meals)
11:30am Prepare for school
11:45am-2:45pm Pre-nursery School
3pm Wash up
5pm Wake up/ Play
7pm Play/ Spend time with Dad
9pm Wash up and prepare for bed/Bedtime stories with Dad and Mom
10pm Go to Bed
Before the time she goes to school (just started school in March), she naps at 1:30pm. And her bedtime at night is 9pm. But now with her schooltime, this has to change.
I think that spending time with our darlings are wonderful. But overdoing it will make them more stimulated and they might find it harder to sleep. Limiting the time to 15-30mins each nite makes the time with them more special.
try bringin him into bed 1-2hrs earlier so that he gets bored, finish his talkings earlier and falls asleep earlier too?
n insist on digging him awake at 7-8am.. that should get him into schedule again within 2 weeks ..
My boy routine. He is in pre -nursery.
Morning 730am awake
around 9.45am start to bring him and nap till 11.30 or 12pm.
then lunch and off to school.
reach home around 3pm finish his milk and shower by 340pm.
I ask him to rest on bed till 4.45 pm
me and him rest. He can sing song talk to himself and of course before that you can talk with him .
then 5.15- 5.30 pm Dinner.
night last feed then by 9pm he had to be on bed and around 930pm he is asleep till the next morning .
hopefully this can help.