I'm just being nosey but what time do your toddlers (mine is 18 months) go to bed and when do they wake up in the morning? x
W goes to bed around 8pm and gets up anywhere between 6 and 8 in the morning. He sleeps longer at the weekend because H and I aren't up making noise, which is a bonus! We do hear him wake, but he lies in his bed and plays/chats to his toys for a good half hour before he looks for us to get up to him.
Z is nearly 16 months, she goes to bed at 7, wakes up loads during the night :-) and is up for the day between 5 and half 6. On nights she sleeps through shes more likely to be up around 5am.
S goes to bed between 6.45 and 7 and wakes up at 7.15 when my alarm goes off. He sleeps a bit later at the weekend
A (21 months) has his bath after in the night garden, so about 6.50, story then bed. In bed by 7.15pm. Then he usually wakes about 7am.
Next time I'm ordering a sleeping one!
I have to say, there is a tiny part of me that curses W being such a good sleeper. I just know this baby isn't going to be and it's going to be hellish because we were so spoilt with W's sleeping pattern.
RKB At least I'm so used to poor sleeping that a newborn won't be totally bursting my bubble but gosh I hope they are better than F was. He is much better now thank goodness but still very unpredictable and there is no routine or pattern to his bad/good nights. He probably still get far too much milk, it's still in a bottle and his eating is pretty poor but even the quantity of milk I give him doesn't affect how he sleeps so I'm in no rush to start forcing him to drop bottles. x
I'm going to cling to that hope MrsB! :-)
TP - What kind of milk is F getting? (formula/cows) W point blank refused milk from about 11 months which was a friggin' nightmare to say the least!
He gets soya milk but going to try cows milk again soon and see if it upsets his tummy again. x
S is nearly 16 months and goes to bed at 7ish (absolutely no later than 7.30) and takes 10 mins or so to go to sleep once I leave the room after her story. She sleeps til about 7.30am.
7-715 bed time here and was waking up around 6/615 still seeming tired... A blanket over his sleeping bag had him sleeping until 7/715 for 2 weeks but that has now randomly stopped and we are at 615/30 again and exhausted by 11 a.m. NO idea what's waking him!
Glad F is sleeping better now x
7.30 bedtime here, 7ish wake up for the day, but anywhere from 2-6 wake ups overnight (I cosleep in his room from the second wake up of the night - the first is usually before I've gone to bed.) R is 13 months nearly.
Thanks for the replies. Sadly my little ones sleep has gone backwards and we now get a screaming match between 5.10am - 5.28am (he is very specific in the times :-( ). He is still shattered but it's lucky whether I can get him back to sleep or not. I just wish there was a rhyme or reason for the wake ups but it doesn't matter if he has a nap, when it might be, how much he has eaten in the day or anything. Grrrrr. 8 weeks until baby arrives and I'm dreading the balancing act of a newborn and a toddler screaming at 5am!
Oh no! If Zoe wakes any time after 5 I kind of concede that that's her up for the day and dont fight her on it. We too notice no pattern with naps, food etc, just a lottery!