2 year old daughter is up all night
by Adam Miller
I have a question about my 2 year old daughter. plain and simple she isn't sleeping through the night. My wife and i are extremely exhausted and very grumpy! Our 6 year old was up a lot in the night but only because she had chronic ear infections, nothing like this.
Our two year old mostly wakes up every night but for example last night she went to bed at 8 pm and by 1 am she woke up whining. Never really screaming or crying just a whining.
She did that till 4 am and then was ready to get up at 6 am. So she basically only got 5 hours of sleep. Of course today she is tired and clings to the both of us. Here's somewhat of her daily routine.
-7am wakes up
-around 7:30 eats breakfast while watching tv
-8-11am snacks throughout the day (grazer) with tv or play
-1 pm nap till 2 or 2:30pm
-2:30-5pm snack with tv or play time
-6pm snack before bed
-around 6:50 pjs,moisturize body
-7pm in bed, rub back, talk to her
-7:30pm sleeping in bed
Thats generally what her day is like. Give or take a little. She does eat a lot but would rather graze all day then just eat big meals. We find she sleeps better at nap time but go figure when you're up all night, by nap time she's tired!!
We don't know what to do? could it be night terrors? could it be teething?(i have noticed where the molars come in, it seems swollen, but we've given her tylenol before bed) is she sleeping to long during naps?
Any advice would really be appreciated!