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2 naps a day..

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mouseymummy Sat 20-Jul-13 18:50:03

For the last week or so dd2 (10mo) has been a little monkey at going to sleep on a night.

I've put a lot of it down to the heat and been doing what I can to keep her cool (cool baths before bed, sleeping in just a nappy, fan etc) but its not been working and I'm up and down trying to settle her and she's usually not gone down and stayed down until I've gone to bed at 10/11ish.

Anyway, I've been wondering today if a 10mo really does need 2 naps a day?

Her usual daily routine is
Up at between 5 and 7, she usually has a bottle and then goes back to sleep for an hour, up for breakfast at around 8 to 830.,
Once breakfast is eaten she spends around an hour on the floor and then at 930ish she's tired, goes up to bed and sleeps til 11.
Wakes up, has a play while I make dinner and has that around 12, has a pudding and then back on the floor for more play until usually around 1300/1330 when its back up to bed until 1530ish and then its tea at 1700, pudding, then she has half an hour or so, watching tv with hee sister while I make tea for dd1.

Then its half an hour to do her leg work and then bath and bed for 7.
Does that sound ok for her age or can anyone re jig her routine?

Right now I'm willing to try anything as this is making any 1:1 time with dd1 difficult..

maja00 Sat 20-Jul-13 18:52:23

My DS went to one nap at 12 months and that was fairly early in comparison to friends and family.

He isn't sleeping til 10pm at the moment either, definitely heat related.

CreatureRetorts Sat 20-Jul-13 19:03:19

There's a sleep regression around this age. Plus heat etc. I would be wary of the tv as could be making it harder for her to switch off. Also when mine were up at 5am they really needed an early bedtime ie asleep by 6.30pm. Otherwise take longer to settle.

UnicornsPooGlitter Sat 20-Jul-13 19:06:09

I think that most littlies would still need 2x naps / day at 10 months. I think it's probably the heat I'm afraid!

UnicornsPooGlitter Sat 20-Jul-13 19:08:13

I'm confused - how many naps is your DD currently having?

mouseymummy Sat 20-Jul-13 19:12:32

Thank you for the replies. I've not done this in a long while (dd1 is 9!) And I've forgotten her routine!

Thanks for the confirmation its probably just the heat or yet another regression phase... I fecking hate all these regressions!! Just when you get a routine sorted another one comes along!

Creature - is she's up early then she usually sleeps for longer in the morning, she's not often up at 5 though, usually only when she's teething.

mouseymummy Sat 20-Jul-13 19:15:12

She has 2 naps once she's up. If she is up early in the morning, she will sometimes have her bottle and go back to sleep but more often than not, its bottle and then up for the day.

Just read my op and that's really not clear, sorry

CreatureRetorts Sat 20-Jul-13 20:10:17

Get her up at thesametime every morning if you can and restrict AM naps to 45 mins. Also see what you can do to reduce the room temp - we're using fans and airing rooms as much as we can.

MiaowTheCat Sat 20-Jul-13 20:31:18

We've been having a few wibbles with DD1's naps recently - we resorted to temporarily putting a webcam in her room to actually watch WHEN she fell asleep (she'd lie down quite happily in her cot and party for a good while quietly so you wouldn't know it on a baby monitor) to get an idea of when she actually zonked out and tweak nap times accordingly.

She still seems to need two naps a day at 15 months the bulk of the time (she can cope losing one for a couple of days but then is really out of sorts and hard to deal with) but we're trying to gradually shorten up the morning one since one looks destined to be dropped soon and we'd rather lose than one than the afternoon one.

The heat's not helping though - not helping anyone sleep!

mouseymummy Sun 21-Jul-13 05:32:07

Thanks for the ideas... Unfortunately dd2 went to sleep ok last night but has decided that 430am is a brilliant time to get up... hmm

Think I'll have to try again tomorrow!!

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