My 2½ year old daughter does not want to sleep, regardless how tired she is. she will do anything and everything she can think of, just to avoid falling asleep. It usually takes 1-1½ hours (sometimes even longer) before she gives in to sheer exhaustion.
This has been going on for her whole existence and we had it sorted but now she has regressed and is cranky and screaming and crying all the time and wakes up screaming of a night time and in the morning. It is not nightmares its pure cranky, frustrated toddler.
It does not matter at all how well we exhaust her during the day. Currently she is in day care and sleeps no problems there for her midday nap without anyone staying with her or anything.
She fights to go to sleep and wakes frequently. We have a new baby who is now 9 weeks old and she adores him and I know this is probably making things worse but she was doing this before he was born also
I often joke that she's got a hyperactivity disorder, but Its not actually the case
How can I find out why my daughter does not want to sleep, and how can I help her and the rest of the family to get her sleeping peacefully and waking up a happy girl?
She is in bed between 7.30-8 and has anywhere from 1.5 - 2 hrs at lunch time.