We are having MAJOR sleep issues with my almost 3 year old. Please, those who have been through this, HELP!
I stopped my only nursing session w/ DD this week, which happens to be her nap. Previously she napped every day, same time. I have had a few days recently where DD wouldn't nurse down and so I would lay w/ her in my bed or hers until she fell asleep. Only a few times did she not fall asleep. On Monday I started a naptime routine: brush teeth, read a book, lights out, just like our nighttime routine, where she falls asleep on her own. This is NOT going well AT ALL. She will NOT fall asleep at naptime and is HORRIBLE in the evenings. It's going on 4 days of not napping and she is not going to bed easily in the evening (earlier bedtime) and is not sleeping well at night, either. She is falling asleep @7:30 and sleeping until 7 am but waking SCREAMING @ midnight. During the nighttime routine, she is RAGING, refusing to do ANYTHING. It is absolutely draining me. DH has been doing the nighttime routine (we trade off during the week, so she is used to this) for a few nights b/c I am SPENT and cannot deal with her. But he has had to lay w/ her 2 out of the past 3 nights b/c she is so irrational and overtired. So we are ruining her routine that was working!
PLEASE give me advice or BTDT!! Thanks so much!