Putting all of the above together. At this age she should be taking 1-2 naps a day. My son has just turned 18 months and he normally takes a short one in the morning, 30 minutes to an hour, and then a longer one in the afternoon, normally 12-2. We put him to bed about 7-8 and he sleeps until about 7 the next morning. If she is napping too much during the day she won't sleep at night.
Now, I know a lot of moms don't like the crying method but it worked for us in 3 days. We both work full time as teachers and had been up to 1 am for about 3 weeks in a row, then back up at 4 with him awake. Then back up at 5:30 to get ready ourselves and he didn't want to get up at 6:30 when it was time for daycare.
We put him in his bed at 7, he cried off and on for about 45 minutes the first night, the next night it was less than 30 and the third night it was less than 15 minutes. contd
at 10:52 AM on Apr. 17, 2009