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i know it's boring but humour me please.... sleep/nap patterns at 10/11mths

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cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 17:05:40

ds's day goes like this
bed around 8opm
up around 7:30pm
first nap 10am for 1.5hrs
second nap 3pm for 1 hr......

a couple of people have recently expressed surprise at him still having two naps per day. I'm sure this is the norm at this age isn't it? I really don't want him dropping to one just yet!!

cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 17:06:27

dunno where that rogue grin came from

cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 17:07:02

oh crap - i mean up around 7:30am obviously

cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 20:26:03


hotbot Sat 28-Jul-07 20:40:23

cruisemum,,, who cares about anyone else,,if lo is happy... btw i have a 9mth old who only has 20 mins on a morning and 20 mins on an afternoon, goes to bed at 7.30 ish and wakes up at 5,, im happy with that ,,not the 5am but shes happy so we fit in with her.

tassisssss Sat 28-Jul-07 20:45:07

sounds good to me cruise

dd (also 10m) still has 2 naps. first one about 2 hours after waking (so often goes down between 9am and 10am) and second 2-3 hours after waking from that nap (often goes down between 1pm and 2pm). length of naps varies between 45min and 2.5 hours, but often would be very much like your ds - 1st 1.5hr, 2nd 1 hour.

my experience from ds and his various friends is that they go from 2 naps to 1 betweeen 12 and 18 months. We found that once ds was down to 1 nap (I think about 13 months) it was consistently 2-2.5 hours.

arbs Sat 28-Jul-07 20:50:48

Don't worry what anyone else thinks.

My ds is 10 months and has two naps.
Up at 7am
back in bed by 8.30am
up at 9.15am
back in bed at 11.45am
up at 2pm
then bed for the night at 6.45pm.
This is just what works for him atm.

cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 20:56:03

thanks all. Phew! I was beginning to get angst ridden about having to change his nap schedule. thing is, he always grizzles/cries for 5 mins or so when he is put down (always has done) but now that the seed has been planted by other people i ws thinking maybe it was because he was not tired. thinkig about it it is more likely to be just resistance, otherwise surely he would not sleep for 90mins +????

hotbot Sat 28-Jul-07 21:03:35

crisemana, you know your baby best, they dont.....just smile sweetly when an opinion is proffered and imagine hitrting them over the head woth a rolling pin....

hotbot Sat 28-Jul-07 21:03:58

god... typing like cod!!!!

aDad Sat 28-Jul-07 21:05:33

2 naps is definitely normal at that age isn't it?

dd2 is 9 months and has 2 most days, and needs them.

castille Sat 28-Jul-07 21:10:19

Well my DS is 12 months and usually still has 2 naps as well as 12 hours at night:

Up at 8.30/9am
1st nap at 10.30am for 2 hours
2nd nap at 3.30pm ish for 1-1.5 hours
Bed at 8.30/9pm

Though if he wakes later than 9 I tend to keep him up in the morning, give him an early lunch and put him down for a nap at 12.30/1. Then he will usually sleep for 3 hours and go to bed a bit earlier.

He's a big sleeper, he needs his long naps. You will know when he is ready to drop a nap. Don't be bullied

muppetgirl Sat 28-Jul-07 21:15:55

Have to say just read op and nothing else.

I think you've got it covered...

My ds up till just before 2nd birthday (cot climbout date!!)

up 6.0-7.00am

nap 10 ish -11 ish

nap 2-3.30 ish

bed 7pm

He is 3.4 now and could still do with an afternoon nap but is in a bed so can get out and so I encourage him to 'have a rest' on the sofa.

He has no bags under his eyes, has few tantrums and I do attribute this to lots of sleep.

Don't worry what others do (I think they might be slightly envious tbh ) you know your child and he obvioulsy needs his naps still.

cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 22:08:04

tahnk you all once again . I think my prob is that i have had several sleep issues with ds from napping to settling himself. he was doing great until 4mths then went completely haywire until i, reluctantly, did cc at 8mths. It was the best thing for him and i though as since then he has been brilliant but I guess his sleep will always be a source of concern for me as it was utterly horrendous for 4 - 5 months. i have it cracked now but it doesn't take much to upset my applecart. he is thriving on that amount of sleep so i will ignore the few and enjoy my respite during the day! Hard to belive I have already done this once with dd (now age 9 yo). Feel like a novice sometimes

cruisemum1 Sat 28-Jul-07 22:11:56

hotbot - actually, i thought you were half cut !

lilysma Sun 29-Jul-07 21:06:07

Hi Cruise, don't know if you're still around on MN as I see this is yesterday's message, but just thought I'd say nice to hear that you ds's sleep has settled down so ! When did he start sleeping thru to 7.30? My dd is still up at 5 on a good night (bad nights involve at least one other awakening when I can either shush her or she has to cry for a bit ). Am starting to get daytime naps in the cot though (phew!) altough they're not all that long (45 mins tops). Am envious of your ds's long ones

cruisemum1 Sun 29-Jul-07 22:22:19

hil lilysma - great to hear from you . will respond tomorrow as I have been out today and had a few ciders , too tired to type! ttfn, cruise

Seona1973 Mon 30-Jul-07 09:16:24

My 10 month old also has 2 naps

wakes sometime between 6am and 7am
nap around 9/9.30am
nap sometime in the afternoon (varies depending on what we are doing)
bed around 7.30pm

My dd went to 1 nap around 11 months but am hopeful that ds will have 2 for a bit longer as I look forward to the break!!

gingerninja Mon 30-Jul-07 15:38:26

Cruise, reason I asked on the other thread is as I mentioned. DD is off to CM soon. Also, we've just got naps to work and she goes down brilliantly to the minute ever day so I'd be gutted if I've got to start changing it. It realy works for me atm.

We get up at 5 back to sleep at 8.30 for an hour then sleep at 1.30 for 1 1/2 houra. Bed at 7.30

cruisemum1 Mon 30-Jul-07 20:46:39

hi ginger - what is cm? oooh I get it - doh! is it child minder???

gingerninja Tue 31-Jul-07 09:56:36

Yep childminder. Guess what? She did a 9-4.30 stretch last night. Best ever. Just wish she didn't wake up so early How did you sort your early riser out?

cruisemum1 Tue 31-Jul-07 22:29:58

hi ginger - i didn't really sort him out tbh - he kind of did it himself. We went on holiday a couple of weeks ago to devon. Long long drive . He napped in teh car on and off and woke from his last nap at 5pm. This was great for me as it meant that i could enjoy the evening with dh and dd without the worry of bath/bottle/bed by 7pm. From that day on he woke later, went to bed later, napped later etc. since we returned I have just kept him to that routine. it is great as dd is on summer hols and it has meant that i don't have to rush back from wherever we are to do dinner and bedtime routine by 5ish. We can stay out longer when visiting etc and i don't feel like a complete zombie all day every day from being up by 5:30am. I am not taking this for granted AT ALL though as it could change any time but I am enjoying it while it lasts

MaeBee Wed 01-Aug-07 16:45:12

great to see you all discussing sleep again! glad cruisemum is doing so well!
i was, but this week its gone a bit crazy. he's started waking in the night two or three times again. grrrr. i think its seperation anxiety cos he wants me there as he's falling asleep and i can't leave the room. he had a fever on sunday night and was burning up and i had to bring him into bed with me to keep an eye onhim but his sleeping was bad a couple of days before then. now the last three days his naps have been megalong, he just woke up after a 2.5hr one. my dp, who believes in the line of least resistance, says our lo is just catching up on sleep from being poorly. im suspicious his long daytime naps are throwing his night sleep. what say you oh other mothers???

oh, and my ds (10mth nearly) does one morning and one afternoon sleep. used to be an hr or so each and then bed at 7, up at 6 (on a good day).

gingerninja Wed 01-Aug-07 19:34:58

Hi Maebea, Not that I'm an expert but I'd just let him go with it. Being ill does knock them for six and he's probably just feeling a bit under the weather still. We all like a few cuddles and a bit of sympathy when we're poorly and hopefully he'll return to normal soon.

cruisemum1 Thu 02-Aug-07 07:57:11

defo echo ginger on that onme maebee

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