January 24th, 2011 by ariana
Hi – yes, I’m back from ImagingUSA.. though you wouldn’t know it by the silence around here lately! That’s partly because I have so much I want to share about Imaging but I haven’t had time to organize my thoughts on it, and partly because at the end of last week Jasper got stomach flu round 3.. (but who’s counting?)
So before I fill you all in on Imaging I was hoping you could help me with something..
Jasper used to nap from about 1-3:30, so a good 2.5 hours. Now, I’m LUCKY if we get 1.5 hours. Is this normal for toddlers that naptime shortens like this? And if so, should bedtime be earlier?
Up until now we have been starting bedtime at 8 but by the time he’s ACTUALLY asleep it’s 9pm or so. But now with those short naps I feel like he’s constantly tired and cranky! Last night I started bedtime at 7pm and he was asleep sometime just after 8pm, but he really WAS NOT tired and it took a lot of -well, threats to get him to lay still and let himself fall asleep!
I would love to hear if you all are going through/have gone through the same thing and what worked for you!
Also – semi-related tangent: Does your child toss and turn like a MANIAC in his/her sleep? I’m seriously starting to suspect Jasper has a sleep disorder! He’s moving around I’d say about 75% of the night (yeah, it makes it SUPER fun when he’s in bed with us – last night he head butted me in the lip!) Can he possibly be getting restful sleep flopping around like a fish out of water all night?
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