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Terrible sleeper 9_9

My DD is 14 months old and she's always taken naps fine and gone to sleep fine until she started getting her molars. Now she won't take naps at all (past three days have been a struggle) and she wants to stay up late at night. She will fall asleep from pure exhaustion at around 3 pm, and any attempt to get her to nap before then results in a major tantrum. Today she finally slept at two but woke up a half hour later!

What do you ladies do when kids are teething?


Asked by Flippindadaisie at 10:52 AM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • i am going threw the same thing. ive found that a routine is the best thing... start an hour before bed. give her a warm bath. then teething tablets a half hour before bedtime. just give her three of them and a pacifier. and relax on the couch with her wrapped up in her fav. blanky and stuffed animal.. and just relax holding her until bed time. it gives the pills time to kick in and bonding time with you two. by bed time she will be all relaxed and ready for sleep

    Answer by inkedmommy1414 at 11:12 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • She is probably just wanting to stay up for longer stretches of time now... you might try waking her up earlier. Like my son used to go only about 5 hours at a time now he will be up 8 hours before he will lay down for a nap. You can try to adjust her nap time by limiting how long she sleeps and waking her up earlier in the morning so that she doesn't stay up too late. She'll probably change her nap time a dozen times. I would just not push it and let her decide when nap time is and work around it. If she goes down too late in the day then only let her sleep for about 30 mins and wake her up.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:16 AM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • When my daughter was teething the only thing that helped was motrin. It will pass when she stop teething. Teething seems to disrupt their eating and sleeping habits.

    Answer by Cassandre at 11:45 AM on Jul. 7, 2010