When did your baby drop to 1 nap?

(9 Posts)
MYA2016 Sat 24-Sep-16 11:02:06

I'm just curious as to when babies tend to drop to 1 nap.
Ds (8.5mo) is having a morning nap (1.5 hours) and an afternoon nap (1 hour) and then sleeping 11-12 hours a night too and waking up at 7am (please God let this continue)
My issue is that he seems to be taking a lot longer to be sleepy. He used to nap 9-10.30 but now it's more 10-11.30, but that then means he isn't wanting his afternoon nap till 3 but then he's not tired at bedtime till 8 now (used to be 7).
Should i wake him from his morning nap earlier?
Or keep bedtime at 8pm?

I have no idea at what point you move to 1 nap or what time that nap should be?!

cheapandcheerful Sat 24-Sep-16 11:07:35

10 months for both of my dd. Big snack at 11am then slept 11:30-1:30. Then lunch.

NapQueen Sat 24-Sep-16 11:08:59

Mine dropped to one nap at about 1yo. I'm not too sure if that's late or not but it's what he seemed to like.

Can you try and push him til 11am and put him down over lunch for a few hours? Pull bedtime earlier too and that should cover it.

skyyequake Sat 24-Sep-16 11:14:46

Mine dropped to 1 nap at about a year. It was difficult whilst she was trying to drop it though. Her morning nap would get later, so ger afternoon nap would get later, which meant her bedtime would get later! Eventually her afternoon nap got so close to her bedtime that it wasn't much of a stretch to just keep her up till it was time to go to bed for the night. It did mean we had to extend her bedtime briefly so she went to bed at about 8:30 - 9pm for a while till she could drop the nap. It was a tad exhausting but we've got it sussed now! (she's 14 months)

Good luck!

FATEdestiny Sat 24-Sep-16 13:14:07

My dd went to 1 nap at 20 months old.

I would recommend having a set awake time for morning nap. This then allows for a set nap time in the afternoon.

I would wake at 11am, regardless of what time he went to sleep. Then set the afternoon nap as 1.30pm.

InsaneDame Sat 24-Sep-16 21:39:51

Went down to one at 13 months - I think average age of dropping it is between 15 and 18 months.

Gillian1980 Sat 24-Sep-16 22:14:07

Dd has just moved to one nap and she's 13.5 months. She had a couple of weeks of chopping and changing between 1 & 2 naps and has now been on 1 nap for a couple of weeks.

peardroplets Sun 25-Sep-16 18:58:30

Dd moved to one nap any time between 11 and one and for anything between 30 mins and 2 hours at about 10/11 months old.

neversleepagain Sun 25-Sep-16 19:13:00

My twins went from 3 naps to 2 naps at 6 months and from 2 naps to 1 nap at 14 months.

I encouraged this as I wanted to start going to toddler groups and getting out and about more easily.

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