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How long did/does your 1yr old nap for?

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jumperooo Tue 11-Feb-14 14:58:08

DD is 16 months and has about 1hr-1.5hrs nap per day. Usually its about 1 hour 15 mins. I think she needs more because she always wakes up grumpy, but she's never been a big daytime sleeper even when she was on 2+ naps a day. She's up by 6.30am and in bed by 7pm. She has a lot of energy and stamina during awake time. She had an unsettled night last night and has just woken up from an almost 3 hour nap. In a great mood. Can I do anything to extend her naps or just accept that she takes what,she needs?

fourlegstwolegs Tue 11-Feb-14 20:45:42

Mine is almost 13 months and naps for 1.5/2hrs in the afternoon (1pm)
He very occasionally has 20 mins in the morning but not often.
He wakes up at about 7.30 in the morn and goes to bed at 7pm.

I don't have any tips about how to extend the nap times I'm afraid. Try putting her down at exactly the same time each day, perhaps?

MJP1 Tue 11-Feb-14 22:00:34

My practically 1 year old has been a wonderful sleeper from about 5 months, when we moved her into her nursery. We use the same routine for naps as bedtimes, blackout blind, sleep in her cot in her grow bag ( as she rolls and gets her legs caught in the bars) the monitor on to the sound of the hair dryer and snuggles with her toys (These are her rules, I do try to rock her cooing gently but she fights to get off me.
She will ONLY sleep in her cot, not on me, the pushchair or the sling or anyone else.
She sleeps 7.30pm bedtime through until 8.20 am, has a bottle then goes back to sleep till sometimes, 9.30/10.00am.
Awake all day until she then has an hour and 45 minute/2 hour nap at 3pm.
This works for us all as we love sleep and so does she, it will be a huge shock when we both have to get up early when I start as a childminder (hopefully soon)

I know I am VERY lucky

ateddybearfromdelaware1 Tue 11-Feb-14 22:04:52

Mine is 14 months, sleeps for 1.5-2.5 hours at around 1pm after lunch.

He still has some low white noise on which helps him. Also make sure he eats and has water before nap so he doesn't wake up due to hunger/thirst.

I don't think it can be extended really. I think it depends on how well they slept in the night

ateddybearfromdelaware1 Tue 11-Feb-14 22:06:01

He sleeps from 6.30pm-8.30am waking for a bottle at around 6am

Pascha Tue 11-Feb-14 22:07:22

13 months and tends to either have an hour in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon or he skips the morning and crashes for 2-2.5 hours in the afternoon. Its very changeable at the moment depending on how busy we are in the day.

attheendoftheday Wed 12-Feb-14 00:17:58

Wow. My just turned 1 year old sleeps for a max of an hour once a day, sometimes just twenty mins. She just doesn't seem to want or need more.

budwisehoor Wed 12-Feb-14 02:01:21

Hi. My DS is nearly 18 months & just recently we moved him to having 1 nap a day, upto 17 months he was sleeping 8-8 & then back up at 11ish for an hour then lunch, play & another 2-3 hours in afternoon. Now he is up at 8, breakfast, play, some tv, lunch then nap 1-4, dinner, play bath & bed. seems to suit him better. I find come 1 he is ready for his nap, maybe try your DD earlier for her nap as she wakes so early she may be a bit overtired come afternoon.

stowsettler Wed 12-Feb-14 08:44:09

DD is 11 months and sleeps for up to 2 hours between 12-2pm. It can be as little as 45mins but it doesn't seem to bother her. Bed by 7pm, then she sleeps (barring a few squawks when she inevitably gets her head pressed right up at the top of the cot) until 6.30-7am. I'm an early riser so that's not so bad for me; DP on the other hand can't cope with the single early morning he does when I get my lie-in!

She doesn't seem to need a huge amount of sleep and I'm just glad that when he does go off it's usually for the night. I'm looking forward to when she's old enough for a Gro Clock so we can start stretching her getting-up time out a bit.

CheesyBadger Wed 12-Feb-14 08:48:22

Dd had 10-11 then 1-2 with lunch squeezed in the middle!

neversleepagain Wed 12-Feb-14 12:44:33

My twins are 16 months, they sleep for 2/2.5 hours in the day (one nap). They dropped the morning nap at 14 months.

BotBotticelli Wed 12-Feb-14 14:34:42

My son is 14mo and he has one nap per day, for around 90 mins. Usually at around 1pm.

Sometimes he will have as little as 45 mins and then he is grumpy!

minipie Wed 12-Feb-14 14:36:03

jumperoo my dd is similar. She will get by on the minimum possible sleep. I think she'd be happier (a bit less manic and a bit more patient!) if she had more sleep. But I haven't figured out any way to manage it I'm afraid!

At 1 year old she usually slept about 2 hours in the day, but only 10.5 hours at night. So similar total sleep to yours.

MrsSteptoe Wed 12-Feb-14 14:43:45

At your DC's age, my DS was sleeping for about 1-1.5 hours in the morning, and again for at least a couple of hours in the afternoon. Then he'd sleep from about 8pm for ten or eleven hours.
He loved his sleep.

jumperooo Wed 12-Feb-14 15:56:26

She goes to nursery one day per week and often has less than 40 mins sleep all day there as the noise wakes her up. Today she went for a nap at 12.10, same time as yesterday, and slept for two hours. So hopefully if we try and stick to a similar time each day she will sleep a bit more. She's not a placid kid who sleeps much in the day it seems!

jenniferalisonphillipasue Wed 12-Feb-14 16:44:35

My 14month old dd had 30 mins this morning. This is fairly standard. If I can drag it out so she doesn't nap until after lunch then we usually get a bit longer. It's tricky though as she falls asleep in the car on our way back from school. She is a terrible night sleeper too....

Artandco Wed 12-Feb-14 16:52:24

At 16 months roughly 1 hr am, and 2 hrs pm. Around 18 months we reduced to just the pm nap. 2 ish hour in average after lunch

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