Did I make a mistake?

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Mamabear04 Mon 07-Dec-20 14:01:24

My 13mo was starting to do 2x 45 min naps and would take over an hour to go to sleep for her 2nd nap and then the same at bedtime. I had read that this might mean she was ready to drop a nap and so I decided to start a 1 nap routine a couple of days ago. She is doing really well with the wake windows but she is only sleeping for 1.5 hours and I'm worried she is getting over tired and I've made a mistake. She sleeps through the night and does an average 11.5 hours which is brilliant. Does anyone have any advice to get her to nap for longer? I've tried getting her back to sleep and she will lie in her cot with her bunny but will still roll about (not upset). What should I do? It's stressing me out something rotten!!!

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hodgepodge21 Mon 07-Dec-20 14:03:07

If she is sleeping through the night, and there's no bedtime battles - I think it sounds perfect! If she was over tired from the 1.5 hours then she would struggle at bedtime or wake in the night. I'd say it's normal to have between 1.5-2 hours during the day anyway. If she seems happy with the awake windows then go for it!

Mybobowler Mon 07-Dec-20 14:10:07

My daughter dropped to one 1.5/2 hour nap a day at that age and it was fine. Took a bit of adjustment, but she's almost two now and she still naps for the same amount of time so it's still working for us (obviously jinxing myself here!)

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 07-Dec-20 21:16:01

Sounds great to me. She's bound to take a while to adjust but sounds like she's coping admirably.

Iminaglasscaseofemotion Mon 07-Dec-20 21:17:37

Why would that stress you out? She's sleeping enough she's happy what is there to stress about?

theantsgomarchin Mon 07-Dec-20 21:24:44

My son dropped to 1 nap at 15 months and it took a good 6-8 weeks until he started doing longer than 1.5 hours. He now does 2.5 hours (would do longer but I wake him after 2.5 otherwise it affects bedtime!) hang in there, it will get begged

theantsgomarchin Mon 07-Dec-20 21:24:56

*better

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Thatwentbadly Mon 07-Dec-20 21:26:12

If you have a 13 mo old sleeping through I would say you’ve hit t he jack pot.

LillyMac500 Tue 08-Dec-20 19:28:37

Agree with Thatwentbadly. I would be delirious if my 13 month old would go down at night without an hour fight, and sleep 11.5 hours. If you want to share how you did it, I’d be eternally grateful 😭😭

OneJumpAhead Tue 08-Dec-20 19:30:38

Oh my goodness this sleep sounds brilliant for a 13 month old. I understand and getting in your own head and analysing but honestly I would just try and relax and enjoy a good sleeper.

NewMum0305 Sat 12-Dec-20 19:49:34

Agree with PPs, sounds like great sleep. Out of curiosity, how long are you thinking you thinking your little one should be sleeping? x

Mamabear04 Tue 05-Jan-21 18:04:14

Sorry for my late reply...

@LillyMac500 my LO was a terrible sleeper to begin with because of her reflux and it got to the point that she was waking ever 2 hours during the night and then one night she wouldn't sleep more than 50 minutes at a time. I was on my knees and had no one to help during lockdown and for both our sakes I decided to do some sleep training - something I never wanted to do and never thought i would but i was just so worried about her development and i didnt feel i was looking after her well enough. After the sleep training at 6.5 mo she went from waking every 50 mins to only once a night and then a few weeks later through the night. It was the hardest thing I've ever done but the best thing I could have for my DD. She is so much happier for it too.

@NewMum0305 I had read 12mo need 2-3 hours naps per day so I was really worried that she would be over tired and then stop sleeping through. She's actually been doing anything between 1hour and 2 hours but more than likely closer to an hour. I actually think 1.5hrs is the optimal for my LO right now. I guess every baby is different - I met another mum at the park and she said her LO who is the same age doesnt nap at all but sleeps 13-14 hours every night. It's amazing how different they all are!

Thanks for everyone's reassurance and encouragement. I really appreciate it xx

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