Hi, lately, I have been having issues with getting my 1 yr old and sleep.
Usually, she takes a hour or two hour nap sometime late morning, but after that, she either won't nap, and go to bed super early (to make up for it, I think), or won't nap, and go to bed usual time, thus being awake for 6, 7, 8 hours straight, even though she is obviously tired and rubbing her eyes. I am very in tune to when she is tired, so I always try getting her to nap then, but lately, I will breastfeed her, and she will be thisclose to asleep, then, suddenly, widen her eyes, say mom, push me away and try to get up. I think she may be doing this because she is so excited, and she is having so much fun during the day, that she does not want to sleep. But she is obviously tired, so does anyone have any tips on how to get her to nap more consistently? I already put all her toys in a big basket, so they are not distracting her. I am also in process of trying to get on her on a schedule.
Also, for the mothers who nurse their children to sleep: how do you nurse them to sleep, and are still able to put them to sleep, and get up? I always nurse her to sleep, but then I have trouble getting up without waking her. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Lastly, how can you decrease the frequency of night time nursing? She usually nurses about several times a night. And I'm tired!