Almost 20 month old sleep habits changing. Thoughts on getting through this?
We are also going through some difficulties. I've decided to "stay the course" with the exceptions of modifying her naps (I moved it a little earlier, and will wake her up if she goes on a long-nap too late.) and going to bed with her instead of putting her to bed.
I have found that she wants to be with me, but can't sleep peacefully in our bed all night anymore. So we've been having this tearful episode in the middle of the night where she wakes up and wants to play, and I hug her and tell her it's nighttime, and that means sleepytime, and put her in her Arm's Reach and then sing to her while she howls her dismay for 3-5 minutes before passing out again.
Watching her fight sleep is hysterical.
I have noticed it's important to make sure she gets the exact correct amount of sleep. Too much nap, and she's not sleep at bedtime. Too little sleep and she's overtired and very, very obstinate at bedtime.
Just enough for her means sleeping 9pm-8am, and a nap from about 2pm-4pm.