VLOG: Emma’s Sleep Routine, 17 months

It’s no secret that sleep has never been amazing under our roof and I’ve spent the last 17 months sort of winging it and getting through the days one at a time. You may have seen on the blog before that I’ve called in the amazing Norah Jones to help from time to time, and also looked for other ways to cope with sleep deprivation, but the reality is that there’s no getting away from it. It sucks and to be honest, at 17 months, I had hoped that Emma would be sleeping through the night a little more frequently than she is.

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So today’s vlog is all about the world of sleep deprivation and a little ramble about our sleep routine at the moment. Is it normal? Well, it’s our version of normal for now, and I thought that it might be a little comfort for any other mamas out there that at time start their day at 4am clutching to a strong cup of coffee. You are not alone, we’re all muddling through! It sometimes makes me laugh that pre-baby, I would complain about being tired so often and would struggle to get to work on time!

Hope you enjoy watching and don’t forget to pop over to my YouTube channel to have a look too 🙂


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  1. October 15, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Ah the days of morning and afternoon naps. My 21 month old is now leaning towards dropping her only nap now which is about 12:30pm, we only let her sleep a max of 2 hours though depending on her sleep the night before otherwise we find it effects her bedtime sleep, which we would much rather have! At 18 months though, we had cracked the full nights sleeps since about 10 months – (only for her to regress a little at about 20 months due to that speration anxiety pre-2 years) but shes getting there again. With Emma having a few naps in the day maybe her body is just used to sleeping for those chunky periods which is why she’s waking up after so many hours rather than a big chunk of sleep through the night. I would maybe really emphasis the difference between night time and day time – so she learns that night time is very quiet, no playing, no chatting etc whereas nap times are in the day time – I did some research into this when sleep training my little one (again i’m gentle like you) and it helped. Also maybe try a little bit of porridge or something pre-bedtime to see if she goes a little longer without waking up if shes waking twice for milk?
    Most importantly – this stage won’t last forever, you sound like you are doing a fantastic job and Emma has a brilliant routine already. Well done to you 🙂
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  2. October 20, 2016 / 10:38 pm

    I have had 3 bad sleepers! Ava has never slept a whole night and she is 24 months. The boys improved around 3 so I’m hoping for some light at the end now. Hope it improves for you too. Thanks for linking to #PicknMix
    Eilidh x
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  3. October 21, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Hi lovely, ah I feel your pain. We are struggling with the morning nap too, where she needs a nap at about 9.30. When she’s at nursery she will have a lunchtime nap for about 2 hours. I wonder if you should try dropping the afternoon nap and seeing if that makes any difference at all? When my little one was constantly waking up during the night, I stopped feeding her and eventually she stopped waking up, she might have got to used to having a bottle. I would test it for a couple of days to see what happens if you drop a bottle. It’s completely up to you, and you need to do what’s right for both of you, and what you feel comfortable with. I hope that the sleep improves soon for you Bridie. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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