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12 month old nap drama - help/tips welcome(4 Posts)
My son is nearly 13th months and since he was about 9 months he wont nap longer than 25-30 minutes in each nap. He used to nap 2 hours on me but since i got him napping in his cot he just wont sleep long.
His night sleep is great at the moment so no issues there, but i feel he can be a bit restless during the night if he doesnt nap well (sometimes he refuses a nap altogether).
I spoke to a sleep trainer who at 10 months was convinced he should go to 1 nap, i did try this but he was so grumpy and tired and even when he did have his 1 nap it only lasted 30 mins, i persevered with 1 nap for about 3 weeks with no improvement so i went back to 2 naps to make sure he would get an hour sleep a day instead of just 30 mins.
His current schedule is roughly
13.00 in cot for nap (sometimes wont fall asleep until about 2.30, 30 mins nap)
Can someone give any advice or tips on ways to get him to sleep longer or if i should tweak his schedule?
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Bumping back up to see if anyone has any advice
I'm no expert but at that age DC only had a short power nap first thing, maybe 10/15mins at most.
He would then have lunch at 12.00ish and bed at 12.30 for 2/2.5hours at lunchtime and then bed 4 hours after whatever time he woke up (we worked on the concept of awake time not on the actual clock!