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Was 1 nap successful at first? Did it take time?

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Madallie Sun 23-Dec-12 14:27:58

Thanks everyone!

I agree that I may need to offer some 2 nap days. I'll see how it goes.

Last night we put her to bed 20mins earlier, at 6.40pm. She was alseep by 6.45pm. Usually we put her dwon at 7pm but she doesn't drop off til 7.30pm or just after! So that was good. She slept 6.45pm-6.30am so was really pleased with that.

Today we gave early lunch again at 11.30am, then down at midday for nap. She was asleep by 12.05pm and slept until 1.30pm so not too bad.

Going to see how she goes this afternoon and will probably p;ut her to bed about 6.40pm again.

She has got slightly less overall sleep (by about 15-30mins) these past few days but I'm hoping that maybe this is just while she adjusts to new routine.

Fingers crossed!

omama Sun 23-Dec-12 14:05:00

Its a big change & can take a few weeks 4 them to adjust, during which she may well get overtired & pull some really short naps. If she does offer an early bedtime & hang in there! You might also want 2 throw in the odd 2 nap day if she needs it. We did a mix of 1 & 2 nap days with ds from 12-15 months & then he was able to cope with 1 nap every day. Hth.x

Nevercan Sun 23-Dec-12 06:55:12

She was 12 months but she is always trying to be like her older sister so determined not too miss anything smile she sleeps through 60 per cent of the time and rest is down to cold or teething etc at the moment. She goest to bed 6.30pm and wakes 6 - 6.30 ish.

Madallie Sat 22-Dec-12 21:03:40

Thanks Nevercan. Maybe my dd will not sleep longer then!

How old was your dd when she dropped to 1 nap and how is her night time sleep? If you don't mind me asking?

Nevercan Sat 22-Dec-12 20:58:20

My 15 mth yr old dd only has be nap for about an hour most days - I occasionally get a 2 hoursone but it is rare. Now but she goes down well at bedtime

Madallie Sat 22-Dec-12 20:29:20

Have posted a few times about this transition before.

DD is 12mo so I know on the young side to drop a nap but it was taking an hour to go down for pm and we were then having to wake her after only 30/40mins in order to still get her in bed for a reasonable time.

Anyway, took the plunge, 1 nap. Thought it might be longer than the sum of her 2 previous naps but it wasn't. Was only 1hr 15mins as opposed to an average of 2hrs across 2 naps. She coped pretty well today. Didn't seem too tired at any point and went straight to sleep at 6.45pm.

I'm just wondering whether any of you have found, that when babies first transition to 1 nap, it takes a while for your them to start sleeping longer for that? Or was it staright away for yours?

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