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  • Emma H

    June 13, 2024 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Elen,

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed seeing family!

    It does sound like the pooping might be disrupting her sleep. Is this happening every single day or just a few days a week? Also, have you noticed if she falls asleep and then wakes up to poop, or if she doesn’t fall asleep and then poops? One way to find out is by watching her over the monitor. You can usually tell when they are pooping by their posture and the sounds they make.

    If you notice that she has pooped right after you put her to bed, you can go in, change her, and then redo the sleep routine before placing her back in the crib. If you find that the poops happen close to the time you are putting her down for a nap, consider shifting her nap time back a little so that she poops before you put her down (generally the poop will happen at the same time each day).

    You could also try shifting her lunch time slightly earlier, aiming for lunch around 11:00-11:30 AM, and see if this changes the timing of her pooping. This might allow you to shift her nap time earlier again, which could help with her overall sleep routine.

    It’s really common for toddlers to wake up crying from naps. Here are a few things to consider:

    • Immediate Response: If she wakes up crying, it’s okay to go to her and comfort her. She might just need some reassurance.
    • Self-Soothing: If she seems okay but is just fussing a bit, you can give her a few minutes to see if she settles on her own before going in.
    • Post-Nap Routine: If breastfeeding or a bit of cuddling helps her calm down after waking, that’s perfectly fine.

    If she doesn’t nap at all, offer an early bedtime to make up for the lost nap. This can help prevent her from becoming overtired.

    I hope this help!