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Starting nap training for my 13 month old

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piesoclock Thu 01-Sep-16 14:56:31

He's down to one nap a day, more or less. He's going to learn to sleep in his cot for. I am being cried at, laughed at, shouted at, stared at. I am mnetting on my phone ignoring him hoping he'll get bored.
He's been fed. Nappy is clean. House is warm. Nurofen for teeth given.
I am fed up of feeding him to sleep ab ge appears to have forgotten how to sleep in his pram.
I am keeping him in the cot till 4. If ge hasn't slept then we are going downstairs and I'll prepare dinner.

piesoclock Thu 01-Sep-16 15:38:32

I broke. Took him out for a bf and now he's asleep on me.

LapinR0se Thu 01-Sep-16 15:49:23

What time did he wake this morning and what time did you put him down for the nap? How is his night sleep?

piesoclock Thu 01-Sep-16 17:31:48

Hi there. I wasn't really looking for advice, just maling a place to whinge and record what was happening.
But to answer your questions, usually he wakes at 7, I get him to sleep about 12.30 (tho should prolly be 12) and bed time routine starts at 6.30. Asleep between 7 and 8. Wakes for hunger once or twice at night.
Until he dropped ti 1 nap (2 weeks ago) he was usually asleep by 7. Now he doesn't know what he wants.
Today routine went out the window as he was at the childminder in the morning hence the later time to nap.
I will try again tomorrow! Unless we are out.

FATEdestiny Thu 01-Sep-16 18:11:20

he dropped ti 1 nap (2 weeks ago)

When my youngest dropped to one nap, it happened gradually. From about 18 months she would occassionally have 1-nap days, but interdispersed with several 2-nap days. I might get one of sometimes two non-consecutive 1-nap days in a week initially.

Gradually she had more 1-nap days and fewer 2-nap days. It took until she was 20 months (so 2 months) for the change to 2-nap days to be complete.

You've not asked for advice, so please take it leave what you will from my experience. But it doesn't have to always be 1 nap per day, having 2 nsps per day some days is fine too.

My toddler is a ball of crankey grumpiness when she's over tired.

piesoclock Thu 01-Sep-16 18:46:21

He has had some 2 nap days, but he had such a sudden change of absolutely refusing to sleep in the morning I've decided he's a one nap a day boy now. I'm trying to be led by him, but it's hard when he doesn't know what he wants.
Also two naps now mess up his bedtime as the second doesn't happen till really late in the afternoon. Grumble grumble.

Iguessyourestuckwithme Fri 02-Sep-16 08:32:37

My dc can't sleep if I'meet in the room. He plays,giggles, talks, climbs etx. He does the same when I'm not in the room but settles down quicker due to having jo audience.

piesoclock Fri 02-Sep-16 10:04:07

Ok, so he's just fallen asleep on me after demanding a feed. Still feeding. We are going out later. No cot naps today then.

piesoclock Fri 02-Sep-16 18:24:55

And accidentally fed to sleep again at 3.50. Le sigh.

piesoclock Sat 03-Sep-16 15:12:59

He wemt to sleep in the pram, which is progress!

piesoclock Sun 04-Sep-16 12:33:30

And today he went to sleep in the car seat, in about 30 seconds, at half twelve. So maybe he's learning that 12/12.30 is nap time? I hope the car seat to cot transfer goes ok...

I am rubbish at arranging to stay in to do cot training aren't I.

piesoclock Sun 04-Sep-16 18:37:55

And after a successful transfer and later resettle he did 2 hours in.v s cot, woo hoo!

piesoclock Mon 05-Sep-16 18:47:33

Today was the easiest get to sleep period ever... stayed in the pram and woke up too soon but hey..

And im now bored of writing these so I prolly won't do it again...

FATEdestiny Mon 05-Sep-16 23:23:03


"I wasn't really looking for advice, just maling a place to whinge and record what was happening."

probably isn't the best way to illicit interesting discussion with others. But I'm still reading.

Not sure if you wanted suggestions or opinions, or any sort of discussion, but I'm reading nonetheless.

piesoclock Tue 06-Sep-16 07:00:51

Lol, fair comment! Still not sure if I want discussion but equally not concinced mn sleepw boards should be my personal diary! Maybe I just like over sharing ;)

piesoclock Tue 06-Sep-16 16:39:38

Ok now I have a question.
If I only have the opportunity once or twice a week to put him to sleep in his cot, is it worth trying to get him to go down by himself?
He was going down in his cot by himself at bedtime, then we went away for a week and it all went to hell. We're trying again in the evenings.
At the moment (last couple of days) I am feeding to sleep then transferring to the pram.

FATEdestiny Tue 06-Sep-16 21:22:04

Your 'issue' (it might not be a problem to you, which is fine) that is the root cause is feeding to sleep. If you are feeding to sleep then transferring it is not really solving anything. On that basis, id just transfer to wherever is most convenient and works best for you. It doesn't really make much diffeence if you feed to sleep and transfer to pram or fees to sleep and transfer to cot.

piesoclock Tue 06-Sep-16 22:00:23

Thats true. Some days I like bf to sleep, other days I hate it. I wonder if I get too caught up in what my boy 'should' be doing. Maybe I just need to relax more. Hmm.
Having said that, the idea of popping his cot and then he gets himself to sleep is really appealing. Id feel far more free.

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