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what age did you drop the morning nap?

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stressbucket1 Wed 24-Dec-14 07:47:33

DD2 is just 10mo she has recently become really difficult to settle for morning nap and at bedtime. She has also started to sleep in a bit later. 6.30 rather than 5.30! Which means she is ready for a morning nap later and as I said is difficult to settle which makes the lunchtime nap later and I don't think she is tired enough at bedtime!

Question is do I try dropping the morning nap and give her an early lunch then nap or is she too young? Any experience? DD1 was generally a better sleeper and I think she kept her morning nap until she was over 1

redskybynight Wed 24-Dec-14 07:50:35

I don't think there is any such thing as "too young" (my DS never had a morning nap at all though he did randomnly sleep at odd hours when a very young baby). If you think her day would work better with early lunch then nap, then go for that. If she starts getting tired you can reintroduce the morning nap, or just have it some days, or whatever ...

Wincher Wed 24-Dec-14 09:47:01

You can give it a go. At that age 3 hours was the l8ngest mine could stay awake though. He's now 15 months and having a morning nap right now... they are all different.

DearGirl Wed 24-Dec-14 09:51:31

We dropped it around 11.5/12 months we had days where we had a slightly early lunch and then into bed by 12 and some days dc managed to stay awake until 1. If out in the pram dc gets tired/starts falling asleep about 11.30ish. Now at almost 14 months lasts from 6.30 until 12.30 then asleep about 12.45/1 until 3.

thisismypassword Wed 24-Dec-14 09:55:45

My 23 months old daughter gave up her 2nd nap around that time. For a year she's only had one nap 11-12.30 and then that means she's ready for bed at 7 to sleep through until 7.30am.

It wasn't always like this let me assure you!

stressbucket1 Wed 24-Dec-14 14:14:55

Thanks for your replies I will give it a go! It's reassuring that others have dropped this nap at her age because I worry about her getting enough sleep she is such a sleep fighter! Wincher the 3 hr thing worked perfectly with her until recently if I put her up after 3 hrs now she kicks up a right fuss so I am presuming she isn't tired enough

BotBotticelli Fri 26-Dec-14 06:54:32

Follow her cues. They are all different! Sounds like you're doing a grand job!

MokunMokun Fri 26-Dec-14 08:11:34

Yes, DD just turned one and has recently given up her morning nap. I do give her lunch at 11.00 or 11.30 and settle her for her afternoon nap at 12.

namelessposter Fri 26-Dec-14 08:28:55

I'd still have one now (49+7 months) if the bloody kids would leave me alone long enough grin

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