My daughter doesn't like to sleep: Help?

Momma’s I need your help desperately. I have a daughter who will be two on the 17th. She NEVER sleeps. I mean, never. She gets up at 330 in the morning and will be up all day until bedtime, then right back up at 330 the next day. She may take a one hour nap sometimes, but regardless of a nap or not, she will still get up at 330. This momma is running on fumes, and I feel like I’m at my breaking point. Help, please

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Hire a sleep consultant

What time is she going to bed at night?

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What time is bed time?

Put her to bed later

What time does she go to bed?

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Girl, I feel ya. My oldest daughter started her terrible 2’s when she was 9 months old. That’s also the exact time she stopped taking naps. Even before then, she would take a 5 minute nap (not kidding) and be awake for 5-10 hours. Thankfully, I lived with my mom and she would take over so I could sleep. I wish I could offer advice but all I have to offer is the understanding of what you’re going through. Good luck!

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Take her to the doctor there is a condition that causes that… not a major one so dont panic

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Try having a color coded analog clock. So she knows when bed time it over. My mom did that with use and it worked really well.

I feel your pain! My oldest did this until he was 4.5. We would average about 4 hours of sleep, and he woke up constantly through that. We finally figured out that his tonsils were too big and were obstructing his airway. So once we had those Taken out it helped. Melatonin on occasion is also a life saver.

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Sometimes a chiropractor might help, talk with her dr, childrens melatonin might help too.

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Try putting her to bed a few hrs later.

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Extended release melatonin

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The more they sleep the better they will sleep. Don’t be afraid to make her nap through out the day. Stay consistent. Lay her down every night at the same time she will go into a routine.

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girl i feel ya, my sons never been a sleeper. we tend to skip naps now and he went to bed at 830 we thought we’d actually get a good night sleep. nope. he woke up at 130 til 730. then i ahd to wake him up at 930 to go to daycare. i warned rhe teachers ha

Had the same issue. My daughter now sees a sleep specialist. She started around 9 months and is now 3 1/2. We’ve tried all kinds of stuff. Eventually they referred us out to her specialist. She has to have 5mg melatonin every night until she turns 4 and then do a different approach to it.

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My daughter would keep me up until 7am. It was rough so rough. Your pediatrician may let you give her 1 mg of melatonin. Be careful not to give her more than 1mg. A lot of melatonin comes in 10mg which is the adult dose. They make them in chewables too. Sleep when you can mom. It will get better. Lol. I never drank coffee until I became a mom. Maybe you can take Melatonin too so you get a deeper sleep while she lets you. They don’t make you sleep drunk the next day if you know what I mean. Good luck! Prayed for you!

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You have to sleep train them. & I dont mean cry it out, but a steady routine that you stick to every single night.
Have a snack & drink. then have a warm bath with lavender, get a nice soothing light, maybe a lava lamp & very low soothing music, pick out a good long book, in which you read a few pages every night as she lays in bed. (this will make her look forward to getting in bed to hear her story).

If this doesnt help her stay asleep, put a baby gate up on her doorway, make sure her room is safe to play in, & let her play if she wakes up at 3. That or grab her & turn on the tv & lay down with her or you lay down in same room while she plays.

Also try upping her activity during the day. Play outside, go for walks, have her help with household chores such as carrying laundry, wiping down cabinets, little things she thinks shes helping but actually burning energy :slight_smile:

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Yes see Dr check ears thoart try soothing baby bath and lotion stick to a schedule feed her later some kids require less sleep it seems why some sleep 10 hours and some not at all hard to know some don’t nap do you have play pen let her be occupied there I have a friend her daughter plays for hours in room is 6 now rarely sleeps had tubes in ears and andoids out that helped some its frustrating be patient

Take her to the dr, he can prescribe sleep med or send you to a sleep dr.