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26 December 2005 @ 09:29 am
normal stage??  
our son, who is now 18 months old, has taken a liking to waking up at, around 10.30-11pm and staying awake until 1.30am (or in the case of last night, 2.30am). he wakes up as if he is wide awake, babbling, kicking at his cot, not really crying out though, just awake..
we are going to readjust his daily naps (as of now, he only has one morning nap, usually no more than 2 hours long) and try putting him to bed a bit later (around 7.30pm instead of 6.30pm when he is usually yawning and rubbing his eyes..)

but i was curious, is this is normal toddler stage? this middle of the night for a good wibble to one's self!?

its been going on for the last few nights... and luckily, i like coffee!!!!!!!

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misslestat on December 26th, 2005 11:02 am (UTC)
At some point in a toddler's life their little body clocks do some adjusting, so I guess it's normal. At some point all my kids gave up morning naps and only took afternoon naps. So they'd wake up anywhere between 6 and 7:30, stay up all morning, have lunch and then go down for a nap, sleeping for 2 - 3 hours. Bedtime was usually about 8 or 8:30 I think.

It's just a matter of adjusting to what he needs, really. He might just be going through a bout of insomnia.
*trish*: calvin - laughing at weddinglunarx on December 27th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
talking to other moms, i guess some toddlers at this age go thru this. one mom said it happens when they go thru a 'speech explosion' learning more words and stuff!! we have adjusted his morning naps to 1 hour and 15 minutes and lots of activity in the afternoon (to burn off that extra energy that he seems to have endless reserves of that i wouldnt only kill for most days!!) and early evening is wind-down time..

i just have to remind myself that this too shall pass!!!!