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last nap before bed??

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mrsmoomoopoopoo Thu 28-Apr-16 18:23:28

What time do you think the last nap should be before bedtime for a 6 month old?
Dd goes to bed about 7.30pm.
I try not let her nap after 5pm but wondered if this was too late??

Coconut0il Thu 28-Apr-16 20:47:29

I wish I knew mrsmoo. DS2 is 8 months and since the clock change he's sleep has been all over. I try not to let him nap after 5, same as you, sometimes this works and he'll go to bed at 7ish. Other times he'll put up a fight and it's more like 830 ish and on a few occasions he's fell to sleep at 6 despite me trying to keep him awake.

artlessflirt Thu 28-Apr-16 20:51:19

Generally my DD doesn't nap any later than 4pm. Occasionally she will have a catnap but never past 5pm or she can be a nightmare to get down. For example today she woke at 3.30pm, had 4pm bottle, then was awake until bed at 7. Although if she naps before 5 it doesn't tend to make a huge difference, but she can be fussier at bed time.

winchester1 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:51:37

Is your baby on 2 or 3 naps, do you have a set routine as such?
Ijust found the gaps awake got shorts as the day went on. But the last gap was totally diff for dc1 and dc2 so trail and error really.
I know that is massively helpful grin

NapQueen Thu 28-Apr-16 20:53:38

Because of dc1s preschool hours ds had to be up at 3.15pm to collect her. Ideally itd have been 4pm but needs must. It did mean that he was in bed for 5.30/5.45pm. He was up 6-6.30am and usually had a feed at 11pm or, if he slept through that, 4am.

LovelyWeatherForDucks Thu 28-Apr-16 20:54:45

9 month old here...I don't let him nap after about 4.30 and he's usually in bed by 6.30 without much fuss...so usually 2-hour gap between waking and starting next nap, and its been the same for a while! However if he for some reason misses that afternoon nap he is a nightmare to settle, or wakes soon after bedtime and won't resettle easily.

HoggleHoggle Thu 28-Apr-16 20:59:16

At that age ds was the same - awake by 5pm ready for bed for 7pm. It did change soon after that, around 8 months I started making sure he was awake by 4pm for a 7pm bedtime. That coincided with him going from 3 naps to 2.

Nottalotta Fri 29-Apr-16 19:30:49

Ds is 9months and often naps 4-5 for his second nap. Bed by 7. He is gradually moving it earlier though.

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