Okay, I'm sending out a distress signal. For those who may have insights into dealing with toddler sleep habits, I need your ears please!
For the better part of the past two weeks, the kids have started waking up much earlier than normal & refuse to nap even one minute more than an hour and a half. At this point, you may be skeptical of my distress, but hear me out.
Our normal routine for the past few months has been that the kids go to bed around 8:30 & sleep until about 8:00. (Please don't hate me for their late rising!) They would also take a nap that I considered acceptable once it hit the 2-hour mark. Some days, it would go longer.
Their waking time has been creeping earlier & earlier since my surgery & hit an all-time, ungodly hour this morning at 5:55. What to do? I certainly want to fix this in order to get more rest for myself & Justin, but honestly, my bigger concern is that they're getting WAY less sleep than they should.
The manner in which they wake up has also changed. Rather than talking & playing in their beds before hollering to be set free, they go from absolute silence to deafening screams in 0.2 seconds. Once up, they're cranky & irritable.
I'm at a loss as to what to do since I will once again be flying solo during the day time starting on Tuesday. HELP!