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12 month old - too many naps???

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WazzaWoo Mon 06-Feb-12 14:55:46

My 12mo has just started sleeping through the night! Wohooo.
Currently she wakes at 7, has a nap at 9.00am for 30mins, had lunchtime nap 12 - 1.30ish and then a power nap at 4pm for 20mins until she goes to bed at 7pm.
The HV said that she will prob skip the morning and afternoon nap by now but she still needs them, I suppose I am answering my own question, but how much does your 12mo sleep?? Do they still have several naps in the day.?
Did post on Sleep Catorgory but no one responded sad

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Nevercan Mon 06-Feb-12 15:07:56

Mine still has a morning and lunchtime nap but no afternoon snooze. Just carry on if they are sleeping through and going down happily. I stopped the afternoon nap when it took longer and longer to go down making it later and later smile

cordiality Mon 06-Feb-12 15:09:13

Hi Wazza, my DD is 12m next week. She wakes up at 7.30, sleeps from 10-12 and again from 2.30 until about 4. Then she's asleep at about 7.30 for the night. I know she sleeps more than other babes we know who are our age, but she shows no sign of wanting to drop any of it and is always knackered when I put her in her cot.

I say we should make the most of it, it can't stay like this forever!!!

Timeoutofmind Mon 06-Feb-12 15:28:20

Id say that if she's sleeping through the night then she's getting exactly what she needs.

My 13mo us just dropping to one nap. For months she has napped at 9am for 40mins then from 1pm-3pm then slept 7-7 at night. She became increasingly difficult to settle in the morning so now has about 10mins cat nap in the morning to get her through to her 2hr nap in the afternoon.

breatheslowly Mon 06-Feb-12 15:32:23

At 12 months DD had 1 nap some days and 2 other days. But if your DS is sleeping through and not grumpy through tiredness and it suits you then I would just go with his natural rhythms. I think a lot of the "should"s that are spouted about babies are rubbish.

breatheslowly Mon 06-Feb-12 15:32:54

Sorry - DD not DS.

WazzaWoo Mon 06-Feb-12 16:48:10

Thank you for all your replies, i suppose I was just looking for abit of reassurance!
And Cordiality - yes def make the most of it! ha.

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Nevercan Mon 06-Feb-12 17:45:50

Yes my eldest DD is 2.5 and has no naps - oh how I miss them grin

BsshBossh Mon 06-Feb-12 20:14:46

Make the most of it grin. My DD napped more than any child we knew and still slept all night. Then as she approached 24 months she dropped all but lunchtime nap until at 2yo - no naps at all. Fortunately her night time sleep remained excellent and is still at 3.5 yo around 13 or 14 hours (we have to wake her on pre-school mornings.

DoraJo Fri 10-Feb-12 18:15:24

Both mine were down to one sleep a day at 12 months, but there's no 'should' about it, they're all different! If yours is sleeping well at night and happy with 3 sleeps, that's great! Mine dropped their late afternoon sleep first when they went from 3 to 2 a day, just something to watch for (or try) when you feel your dc is showing signs of not wanting so many. In the meantime, enjoy!

Tgger Fri 10-Feb-12 22:07:08

Sounds good, as pp said the afternoon sleep will be first to go, then morning nap will probably merge into after lunch one. DD had two naps until 18 months old and I think this is quite normal- she quit the late one at 7 months as it meant she wouldn't go down!

naturalbaby Fri 10-Feb-12 22:16:42

i thought mine was dropping the morning nap last week but must be having a growth spurt now - 1hr in the morning then nearly 3hrs this afternoon!

his big brother only dropped the morning nap around 18months.

hillyhilly Fri 10-Feb-12 22:21:34

My dd at 12m was having an occasional morning nap and a regular afternoon one, however by 22m she had dropped the daytime nap entirely, the earliest by a mile of all her peers but slept 12-15 hrs at night every night, my ds was easier altogether in the napping front as he was such a busybody he was knackered but I think the point is that she is getting what she needs and seems fine so don't fret!

DaPrincessBride Fri 10-Feb-12 22:23:57

DD napped like that too then suddenly dropped too in one go at 18 months. She now has one nap a day which was quite a shock to the system...make the most of it!

DaPrincessBride Fri 10-Feb-12 22:24:09


Fishpond Sat 11-Feb-12 23:03:24

Having been a nanny, can definitely say each child is different. I had a 2-year-old who regularly needed at least 15-20 mins in the morning followed by 1-2 hrs at lunch. If he was forced to stay awake in the morning he was a holy terror for the rest of the day and actually fought his lunchtime nap MORE than he would have otherwise.

I would say if it's working, then certainly don't change anything! Do what you're doing until you notice her becoming more unsettled / different / etc then change something around. While it is more common to drop the afternoon snooze, then the morning nap, then finally the lunchtime nap, again every child is different so just follow your instincts and see what she needs smile

Charlotte1244 Fri 15-Jun-18 10:48:15

Hlo, I'm new to group, my little one is a year in two weeks just started sleeping though the night but waking by 530ish any way I can get him to sleep longer

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