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.
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.
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 +????
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
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
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
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
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).
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.