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When do babies generally go from 2 naps a day to 1?

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meandmyjoe Thu 23-Oct-08 13:27:08

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?

Catz Thu 23-Oct-08 13:30:03

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....

meandmyjoe Thu 23-Oct-08 13:32:46

envy 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!

nondomesticgoddess Thu 23-Oct-08 13:34:58

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!

missblythe Thu 23-Oct-08 13:35:07

DD did the same at 16 months. I was similarly horrified!

Maybe he needs a bit longer at night now-I think at 15 months, they need about 14 hours in total, including night time sleep and any naps.

PerkinWarbeck Thu 23-Oct-08 13:36:58

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.

LittleOneMum Thu 23-Oct-08 13:49:53

My DS is 14 months and I'd say he is at the borderline. Today for example he didn't have a morning nap but went to bed early at 12 as he was really tired.

barnsleybelle Thu 23-Oct-08 14:02:38

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.

Egg Thu 23-Oct-08 14:05:45

My DS1 was 12 months.

I can't imagine my 9 month old DTs ever not needing a morning nap. They are exhausted by 9am!

loler Thu 23-Oct-08 14:07:05

Am envy of all the late nap droppers. My 3 have all been about 10 months and dropped naps all together by 18 months. Has the one benefit of not having to fit my life around their naps!

barnsleybelle Thu 23-Oct-08 14:11:06

I think my dd dropped her morning nap so soon as she does a 13.5 hr sleep at night... (sooorrry)!!

FattipuffsandThinnifers Thu 23-Oct-08 16:16:11

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 blush 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.

kwaker5 Thu 23-Oct-08 21:37:11

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!

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