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Sleeping Habits

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Recently, my neice came to live with me. She is 14 months old and my daughter is almost 6 months old. We have had to make a lot of changes but my neice doesn't want to sleep and this affects my daughters sleep. She has been with me for 5 weeks now and her sleeping habits keep getting worse. She will sleep for everyone except me. I try to put her to bed around 8:30 but she just screams. She finally will go to sleep around 9 or 9:30 but she is up by 4 or 5 every morning except when she stays with someone else, then she will sleep til 8 or 9. She only takes about 30 minute naps for me but 2 or 3 hour naps for the babysitter. Any suggestions for what I should do, change, or what could be causing these issues?

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Try to figure out what is different about your house and your behavior versus other people's homes and behaviors. Sometimes behavior issues like this can be normal, as kids will tst boundaries with their primary caregiver and not other people. This is also a normal age when kids start trying to exert control over their own actions, and that can manifest itself in all kinds of ways.If you can identify things that other spelled are doing, giving her specific toys or blankets, cuddling with ahem a certain way, etc. try changing what you do match that. If there isn't anything you can figure out, give her more time to get used to a solid routine. The emotional changes that she has experienced will take time to get over. If things don't change, talk to her pediatrician to get some medical insight into what could be going on.

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