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Ella hasn't had her daily nap for well over a week now. I've tried everything to get her to sleep but she fights it. She's nearly 18months now and runs around like a loony, climbs everywhere and must be exhausted but she doesn't seem to sleep enough... Has anyone else experienced this?
Also i'm not sure if i'm feeding Ella too much or too little really and was wondering if any of you had any advice. She is very tall for her age and the HV seems fine about her weight especially as i told her she eats alot of fruit and veg and i only allow her chocolate or crisps on rare occassions.

Here's an example of what she will have in a day. I've given two different sets to show the varity.

morning. porridge/cereal or one piece of wholemeal bread toasted and a cup of tea
mid morning. a piece of fruit and juice
lunch (depending on the time and who is looking after her.) omelette or a sandwich or chicken bits and juice
dinner tuna/chicken pasta and veg or steamed fish and mash/veg and a petit filou for afters.
night time drink of max milk about 9oz.


Feb. 24th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
I give Beebe fruit tea / caramel tea / green tea.. as it's what I drink. She doesn't have it very often but she does love it.. there's no caffeine or sugar in it and it has a mild taste and a thing of tea-bags is probably cheaper than a bottle of fruity water?

Worth a go..

As for the naps, as others have said I'd go with what seems right, if she's fine without one I'd still be encouraging her to have one but if she doesn't actually sleep at least you've had 25 minutes quiet time together - which I think is important!

Feb. 25th, 2007 09:04 am (UTC)
the tea idea sounds great :) thanks i'll give that a whirl.
Unfortunately because i work i have to have the inlaws and my mum take care of Ella. My mum has the same routine as me but my inlaws are always dragging Ella out and about for walks and stuff so there's no routine in that day ...
She's never been a big sleeper so i guess she just doesn't really need her naps anymore


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