Ever since madam was 6 months old, she has not seemed to need as much sleep as a little person should.

An average night is asleep at midnight, up by 5 and no naps during the day.

This Christmas, she was old enough to understand what it meant for Santa to come (in fact she has woken every morning since asking “Santa come to my house again?” 353 sleeps…)

We had discovered a few items needed assembly, so we were anxious for her to go to sleep on Chrissy eve.

Finally hubby told her Santa does not come if children are awake. 10 seconds later she was in bed fake snoring…

A few minutes later she dropped off. She did not wake until 8.30am! This seems to have set a pattern, and she is now sleeping in to 8 – 8.30 every morning! What a pity we still have to get up at 5.30…

Posted by katelt, 7th January 2014

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  • How old is your daughter and what are her sleep patterns now?? They say it is bad your health not to get as much sleep as you should and that applies to children. Maybe something broke her sleep pattern. She should be asleep long before midnight. Is her bedroom dark at night? A few days ago I read in a sleep disorders article that you sleep better at night if your bedroom is dark, if there is no electronic gadgets there, no clutter etc. You could try soft music, just very low volume and see if that lulls her off to sleep. Make her stay calm for an hour or so before you expect her to go to bed. I don’t what time she has her last meal at night – she won’t settle for a couple of hours later if she is running around. They take longer to digest a reasonable amount of food.


  • too funny – I had one of those LOL


  • Ha ha ha, that’s a classic. If only we knew how easy things were, we wouldn’t have to wait so long before trying them


  • I love it when they start sleeping in.


  • My daughter was the same :)


  • thanks, I enjoyed reading this. Well done.


  • oh good job :) hope all is good still


  • Aww.. that’s great to know and she finally gets her normal sleep pattern, well done little one!


  • dont you wish santa would come very night and the kids would be good


  • Yes I recall many a time, little ones peacefully sleeping but, oh no there is athletics, football etc. I used to cherish the moments of sleep ins lol :)


  • Hope she gets better


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