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To ask if this is normal? And should I give up?

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VulvaVoom Fri 27-Sep-13 09:34:43

DD (11 months) is having her morning nap, well I say 'nap', what she's actually doing is sitting up/standing up/chatting/looking out the window/banging about and has been since 8.45am.

She's totally happy up there no crying and making contented chat but this is becoming a very frequent occurrence.

When she's missed this sleep, she get's very grumpy/tearful at lunchtime and before it she acts tired - putting her head down etc.

I'm wondering if I should give up with it? She's the same with her afternoon sleep but I do feel like she still needs both (or at least one a day) She does go to sleep eventually but am I being mean leaving her up there until she does??

BrokenSunglasses Fri 27-Sep-13 09:37:40

What time does she get up in the morning? It seems quite early to me for morning nap, but that depends on what time she gets up. At that age mine were having morning nap for about 1/2 and hour around 11ish.

There isn't a normal, but at this age they change so much, no routine seems to last that long, you are constantly having to re asses!

coraltoes Fri 27-Sep-13 09:40:52

she is showing signs of dropping it. Keep putting her down for a week or so and see if she goes back to needing it or if it gets worse.

My DD dropped her morning nap at 12m. You may need to bring her lunchtime nap forward to say midday (what time do you do now?) and eating to 11.30 for a while but it all settles back down and can be pushed later again.

I say this having a DD who roughly did the Gina naps, you may be on a slightly diff pattern.

VulvaVoom Fri 27-Sep-13 09:44:19

She gets up at 6.30-7, I think she's probably trying to drop it, she's still going now grin

I might try putting her down foe a sleep after lunch instead, though I've not really tried doing it without milk first.

It's so annoying though, I go back to work next week and she's going to a CM, I don't know what to say to the regarding her routine now!

NothingsLeft Fri 27-Sep-13 09:45:25

Sounds like she's dropping it. DS did the same thing at this age.

Now he just has a 12pm snooze for a couple of hours, with lunch at 11.30. Fits in well with nursery too.

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