My 14 (nearly 15) month old has very suddenly decided he doesn't want a morning nap at 9am and now just has one nap after lunch at 12:30. I think I'm just a bit shocked as he sort of put himself into a routine this past few months and now it's all changed! I know they are all different and obviously there's not much I can do about it but I thought this happened around 18 months??? Or is this a typical age to drop to 1 nap? He still only sleeps 11 hours at night but do I need to out him to bed earlier as he seems shattered by around 6pm now? Or will he just take time getting used to it?
My (just) 15 mnth old has just done the same thing. For the last few weeks she's sometimes had one and sometimes two depending on how tired she is but now it's impossible to get her to have a morning nap. She has gone longer at night at the same time (now more like 13 hrs!) but perhaps I am lucky....
at the 13 hour nights! My ds only cut out his morning nap for the first time yesterday so maybe he'll sleep longer tonight (perhaps that's wishful thinking though!). Seems it's not freakishly early to be doing it then, that's good!
Dd dropped hers at 15 months. However, her lunchtime sleep then got longer (to about 2.5/3 hours), not immediately but after a couple of weeks. She still sleeps most days (is now 2.4) but is threatening to give up daytime sleeping altogether - aaagh!
DD changed over at about 15mths. She was pretty grumpy during the transition, but refused earlier bedtimes. Sometimes the overtiredness at bedtime led to spells of early waking, but things have settled back down 3 months on.
My dd dropped hers at around 9-10 months. I found that prior to be ready to drop it her luntime nap was becoming erratic. I slowly reduced it by 5 mins every few days and did find i had to bring the lunchtime nap forward to 12midday, and also she had to go to bed at night a bit earlier too. After a few weeks i crept everything slowly forward again until she was back to normal times but without the morning nap.
DS finally dropped his morning nap about 16 months - probably would've been earlier but I think I dragged it on a bit so I could get a bit more time to myself For a couple of months before that it was hit and miss if he had two. At least now his single nap is longer so I still get a bit of time for MN work.
Mine went to one post-lunch nap realiably and completely at 18 months. A few months leading up to that, we had a transition when one wasn't enough and two were too many. I could never push him to nap after lunch during that stage so his nap tended to be 11-1-ish and went to go to bed around 6/6.30. He's always been a complete grump if he doesn't get enough sleep!