- toddler vs sleep
yeah i dont understand where they get all that energy from and ours needs very little sleep!
Had been running round all day yesterday with no nap, didnt go to sleep until 10, then wide awake happy as anything at 6am this morning. Whereas me, wake up at 6 knackered, sit on my arse at work all day and i’d happily fall asleep at 9pm! I think somehow she’s tapping into my energy and sucking it dry!
Somehow need to motivate myself to go on bike tonight but its not looking good. I’m checking the weather half hoping for rain….
Edit – obviously i have the luxury of lots of sleep compared to OP, but still cant work out how toddlers are so activePosted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
our 2 lads have been rotating illnesses for the last couple of weeks, I cant remember when I last got an uninterrupted 6 hours
we have some friends staying this weekend and trying to get the house tidy is being made extra awkward by snotty kids and grumpyPosted 4 years ago
I think somehow she’s tapping into my energy and sucking it dry!
Does feel like this sometimes. Was half twelve till 3am last night. No idea what was wrong. Not a hint of a problem before bed and he seems fine this morning.
Though to be fair on Blobby Jr, having read some of the baby threads on here we don’t have it too bad most of the time.
Somehow need to motivate myself to go on bike tonight but its not looking good.
This goes double for turbo training motivation 🙁Posted 4 years agowilko1999Member
Have a king-sized 2 month-old baby boy who we are currently working on getting into a routine. Its hard, especially with a stinking cold. Sat here at work like death warmed up.
EDIT: Okay he’s not a toddler, but I’ve got one of those too. She likes to wake in the middle of the night and sing loudly so that it blasts through the baby monitor and wakes the baby boy just as he’s finally gone off to sleep.Posted 4 years agoscudMember
I feel your pain, for quite a while our daughter (just turned 4) was ok at sleeping, she always woke fairly early (5.30 -6am) but slept through the night.
She seems to have started having bad dreams at night, and will not sleep in her own bed once she is awoken, last night i went to bed about 11pm and she came into our room about 1.30am and kept us awake all night and this has been the problem for weeks now. I almost completely lost my rag with her last night!Posted 4 years agoMulletus MaximusMember
[gloat] 4 year old and a 1 year old.
4 year old sleeps from 19.30 through to *06.20 when his groclock tells him it’s time to wake mummy and daddy and 1 year old sleeps all the way through til 06.30 with just a little grizzle sometime during the night. 😀 [/gloat]
*Although 4 year old could be heard this morning singing Old McDonald to himself in bed at 05.45. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Tonyd, the first is tempting but usually only means I’m even more grumpy when I do get woken up. What age for a growclock?
CFH, how old? We were quite smug about the sleeping routine until we hit teething.
To be fair on Blobby Jr, he does sleep soundly from 7pm till 7am more often than not. And when he does get up all he usually wants to do is get back to sleep. Last night was exceptionally bad for us.
No 2 on the way in less than a month here and the excitement is heavily tempered with dread about the sleep situation 😕Posted 4 years ago
20 month old.Posted 4 years ago
comes in to our bed anywhere between midnight and 6am.
spends at least an hour a night kicking me in the back, headbutting the wife and practicing his words – mainly who he has met the previous day and what he had for dinner.
stays in bed until 07:30 though which is good.LimboJimboSubscriber
I spent the hours between 2 and 4 on Monday morning trying to convince LimboJunior that, actually, he didnt want to have a story, that he didn’t want some porridge and that no, none of his stuffed animals needed ‘Nappy, nappy.’
He had been waking up at the same time for the previous 10 nights. Last night I left the dimmer switch on a low light. Not a peep out of him all night.
🙄 Doh!Posted 4 years ago
Both of ours (3 and 4) got a gro clock when the sides came off of their cots, so about 2 years old. Took a few nights/mornings of putting them back to bed or sitting with them to watch the sun come up, but they never come in until 7am these days unless they need a wee or something.Posted 4 years ago
Zokes, the key (I think) is routine. Mrs CFH has worked really hard at getting Her Babyship in to a nice routine from birth, and one that has gradually evolved as she’s grown up. Such as dropping the morning snooze in favour of a slightly longer afternoon sleep, moving feed times around to accomodate etc.
Whisper it quietly, but it’s basically Gina Ford, without the rigidity of such strict timetables. Just work out whatever timetable works for you and Mini-Zokes.
Best of luck to you and your impending new family! 🙂 It’s ORSUMZ!Posted 4 years agoBlindMelonMember
Zokes, the key (I think) is routine
Over Christmas we let our 2 yo stay up longer as we had family staying etc but it really made him very difficult to get to sleep. 2hrs plus just to get him to settle. When we went back to work and back to the normal routine and constant 7.15 bedtime, after 3 tough nights he was back to his usual pattern. Picks a book to read, stands by his cot waiting for me to lift him in and is asleep in 20 mins.
So stick to the routine, it works.
Who is Gina Ford? Did she do the Eurovison? 😀Posted 4 years ago
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