my DD turned 26 months and our sleep habits got all out of control.
She started climbing out of crib and We converted the crib into a toddler bed . since then she is roaming free instead of sleeping.
At first we followed the usual routine, putting her to bed and leaving and just incorporated coming to check periodically and tell her it's nap time, time to rest a little. At first, all the closets would be open and emptied, and worse dropped down the stairs, then she plainly would not calm down for 3 hrs until it's time to get up...So we are ending up with me having to hug her in bed (despite her resistance some times) until she falls asleep. It's getting more resistance, but she would not calm by herself. It takes longer and longer to make her sleep too.
For the night it is also getting worse, she won't fall asleep for a least 1hr, walking round, jumping in bed. And we have to be around next to her otherwise she will be screaming.
It's a big change, we have had a good routine, it worked for one year (on and off with little tweaks) and she would normally fall asleep by herself.
wake up at 7
Nap:in bed by 1 ( we had to move from 12am a few months ago as it felt she was resisting the nap)
asleep by 2 or never if not put to sleep
bed: 8 pm, asleep by 9.
She is not ready for no nap. When she refused to nap, she was too tired at night even if we put her to bed at 7 and she was waking up screaming through the night. She was exhausted the next days too.
Is this normal at this age, does this pass? What to do? I am at the end of my wits as I have to spend hours battling while she falls asleep and I can't even get a down time a little bit. She was not an easy napper ever, but we managed and managed to get her well rested without too much stress for everybody. I am so exhausted from this now.
She is teething, I noticed too.