12 Month Old Sleep Schedule Changes

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amyh - February 6

So, this is venting but also for some advice. My daughter, since about 4 months was on a schedule. 6:30- sometimes a bath, then book, then bottle, then bed. Easy as pie- we never had to make her CIO or anything- jsut kept to the same schedule. 2 weeks ago, she got her first tooth. That disrupted her schedule quite a bit. Then, last week SHE decided to stop taking her pacifier- which has made her sleeping patterns even worse. And, to top it off...since the day she quit the pacifier, she started to demand staying up late and not taking afternoon naps. She now goes to bed around 8pm. Sleeps until 6:30am and takes a 30 minute nap around 10:30. Up until last week...it was bed 6:30pm- 6:00am. Nap at 9:00am and at 2pm (30min-1hour both). how can everything change so dramatically in one week?!?! Now, we are seriously considering CIO because she is fighting us every second to get to sleep. I know that the whole CIO is a sensitive topic. And please don't write back saying "get her on a schedule"-because she WAS on a schedule for 11 months! ANd, we are still trying to do it everynight....she just fights it with all her strength....

 

k.p.j.e. - February 6

So frustrating.....my little guy always does this when new teeth come in. He is 15 months old and he has had two times where he had more than one tooth coming in at once (this time its molars) and it's so hard to stay patient. She might just be trying to tell you that she needs a change--as hard as that is to hear! On the plus side, at least w/ my son, he always goes back to his "normal" schedule, the one he has had most of his life. The changes are usually temporary, and it sounds like you guys are doing the right thing by trying to stay on schedule. That's the best thing to do, I think. Some people might tell you not to let her CIO but she is a year old, old enough to be left to CIO. In my opinion! I'm no dr. but it worked for me. Good luck Amy!

 

k.p.j.e. - February 6

One other thing- don't write off the pacifier just yet...my son gave it up for about a week, then one day he was crying for no apparent reason, I brought it back out, and he took it, and then he was happy as a clam. This happened during teething too. Maybe her mouth just hurts and is annoying her. Do you give her infant tylenol by any chance?

 

amyh - February 6

Typically I wait to give pain medication, but it has been on my mind lately. I might just try it tonight. I just don't want to be drugging her nightly to get her to sleep. I have been trying the pacifier daily and she has yet to take it. She takes a bottle easily...I just think if it was the teeth bothering her then she might not want that either?! Honestly, I am ready for the CIO. I hate to do it, but none of us are doing any good with this new schedule!

 

k.p.j.e. - February 6

I know, its hard to turn to meds to get them to sleep it feels like such a cop-out! It's totally up to you of course but if she's in pain, it might be the nice thing to do for her. I wanted to check up on you because I had this prob really recently too. Anyway don't feel bad about CIO it is controversial, but you getting decent sleep and not being stressed out is a priority.

 

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