My 3yr old son hasn’t had a day sleep since the age of 12 months. His 4yr old sister, 18month old sister and himself all go to bed at 6pm of a night and wake at 5.30am and sleep undisturbed (this isn’t the problem). The problem is, is that when he goes to daycare, his teachers insist on him having a sleep. When he does, he wont go to sleep of a night time till 10.30-11pm, even if it is only a 20min nap, and still wakes at 5.30am the next morning, It really throws his routine as he needs his sleep, but he doesn’t need a sleep in the day, and never has one at home. I have written to the school about it, explaining that it only hinders him, and they always reply thinking they know best. I am his mother, and know it doesn’t help him. It only makes him cranky the following day as I have to keep him awake then when he is clearly tired to get him back on track with his routine. Any help would be so appreciated.
Posted anonymously, 28th April 2014