Well, ever since Sunday, it is a struggle to get ds to sleep before 9:00 or 9:30. This is unheard of for him. His naps are roughly the same, but it is taking us over an hour of hard time to get him to sleep, and it's leaving no time for dh and I to do anything. By the time we recover from the bedtime exhaustion, do the dishes and pick up, it's time for dh to go to bed. This really sucks. And I can only assume it's going to get worse as it stays lighter later.
Is anyone else having a problem with this? How do you solve it? Is our alone time just over until winter? This is really depressing. We've been hoping and waiting for his nightwaking to get better, but at least we had an easy and consistent bedtime. Now bedtime is late, hard, and he's still nightwaking. Help!
Your DS sounds like he is right on schedule. Only poroblem is that the schedule shanged. I would relax for a week and put him to be at 9-9:15. Then start gradually moving it back (5 minutes earlier ever few days) until it is back up at 8:00 - 8:15. If you try to do it suddenly he will resist. His body ois into the groove unfortunately the clock says his groove is supposed to be an hour earlier. Internal clocks have to slowly be reset. Good luck.
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Wow, a lot of you have some late sleepers! My ds has never slept past 10am in his life, and that hasn't happened since he was a baby. The latest he ever wakes up is 8:30, and that's only if we've had a particularly bad night. He has also never stayed up past 10pm. He's pretty much always been an early to bed early to rise kind of guy. Which works out well for me, because I would rather have some alone time in the evening than extra sleep in the morning (I'm sick and twisted I know).
All I can think about is the nap that I'm going to take when dh gets home this afternoon!
and she has blackout shades too. After lying sown with ehr for an hour and a half I just go about my business getting ready for bed, and ignore her. She does her thing, and finally went to bed
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