Our little girl is just shy of 14 months. Up until her 1st birthday she had developed a great sleep routine. 1.5hr nap between 10.30am-noon, 1.5hr nap between 3.30pm-5pm and 12 hours of almost always uninterrupted sleep between 8pm-8am. Since her 1st birthday she’s started to go off the rails and it’s become pretty bad this week. At first the naps were ok but she started becoming extremely fussy when put down for her overnight sleep. Instead of self settling like she previously did she started standing up in her cot and screaming till her mum came in again. This process would go on for anywhere between 15mins to 2 hours. Her mum had to resort to rocking her to sleep. On top of this she’d wake up multiple times during the night needing to be settled to sleep again.
This past week she’s started refusing her naps too and barely managed 1 hour nap during the day which ultimately makes her over tired and things get worse at overnight. We tried dropping the morning nap and bringing forward the afternoon nap to 1pm but she still resists. The nights are getting worse too. She was awake till 5am a few days ago..
We started 1 day a week of daycare after she turned 1 so not sure if that might be impacting her. Appreciate that there’s a lot going on in her brain at the moment with learning to walk and talk and I’ve read up all about sleep regressions etc and I’m sure this is all normal but it’s causing me anxiety so have become desperate for help.
We have booked in a sleep consultant to help us but in the mean time wanted to get other people’s experiences and advice?