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What is up with 45 min naps STILL at 15months?!

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Ruskyrobins24 Tue 15-Dec-15 23:08:11

My baby girl (actually a toddler ) is 15 months, and has always been a rubbish napper, resisting going down and waking after 45 mins. But I always thought that once they got older and down to one nap they grew out of it and started having longs naps- why hasn't this happened?! Is this common, or I am the only idiot doing this nap stuff wrong?!

She's now at nursery and has been since age one. She now sleeps for an hour and a half/ two hours in a light and noisy room. But at home she will only do 45 mins and wakes up screaming her head off. I've tried to replicate nursery now, time wise (at lunch) making it lighter, white noise etc. but still the same. (Prior to that it was pitch black and silent win the same result) She only sleeps 10-10.5 hrs at night so I'm sure she's not getting enough sleep with 45 mins napping a day and she usually cries in the arms for about ten mins after waking as she is in a furious mood. She also usually cries about going down for naps- generally is not a fan.

Has anyone else had this, and anyone else got a cure?!? I need some time in the day to actually do stuff- I'm over this 45 minute shit!!. Everyone said when she went to one nap she would sleep longer- why isn't she?!?!? Argggh!!!

Ruskyrobins24 Tue 15-Dec-15 23:08:30


GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 15-Dec-15 23:16:20

It's one sleep cycle. I had one that only did naps of one sleep cycle. White noise and ignore grumblings at 45 minutes to see if she settles again?

ilovehotsauce Tue 15-Dec-15 23:24:07

Be happy you get 1 nap! DD stopped napping at 12months she doesn't sleep through the night either brewcake

Soz if I sound bitter.

munchkinmaster Tue 15-Dec-15 23:30:08

I tried everything with mine but nothing worked but time. Sorry. Does she self settle. I think that's important.

UnplainJane Wed 16-Dec-15 07:29:24

Go in just before the 45min mark and pat her gently to get her to go over into another cycle.

Ruskyrobins24 Wed 16-Dec-15 08:16:34

She can self settle at night and goes to sleep on her own, but at the 45 min mark she just gets really upset. She tends to sit up straight away (really weird she often still has her eyes shut) so I can never pat her back to sleep. I've left her a bunch of times and maybe one in ten she will re settle but usually she just screams and gets really worked up. Does CIO work for extending naps?

Ruskyrobins24 Wed 16-Dec-15 08:17:23

Ilovehotsauce that's pants, sorry :-(

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