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Is it possible for a 9 month old to give up afternoon naps?

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Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 19:27:35

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hermykne Wed 09-Feb-05 19:32:08

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Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 20:13:38

well yesterday she wouldn't go to sleep after lunch and we went out for a 2 hour walk (park with other kids) and she stayed awake the whole time

normally up around 7.30am

last night was bad though

experience Wed 09-Feb-05 21:15:53

My youngest gave up his afternon nap months ago and is coming up to 18 months now. You can't make them sleep if they don't want to. He has a sleep in the morning now for 1 to 2 hours and that's it until around 7pm.

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 21:16:45

I did NOT want to hear THAT experience

experience Wed 09-Feb-05 21:24:13

Sorry ! Have spent the last 18 months trying to get youngest into a good sleeping pattern i.e. all night would be a good start and minimum one decent sleep in the day. My Mum insists that some babies just aren't great sleepers. Actually from day 1 youngest didn't want to sleep and until he was several months old only slept for short periods day & night. Prefer 1 long sleep in the day to 5 X 10 minute naps ! Bit of a shock as eldest loves his sleep !

emmatmg Wed 09-Feb-05 21:25:04

Our Ds3 is 16 months and only has one sleep a day, sometimes morning, sometimes afternoon.

He stopped the second sleep AGES ago.

experience Wed 09-Feb-05 21:26:21

You see Twiglett I'm not the only one.

experience Wed 09-Feb-05 21:28:31

By the way at the risk of sounding stupid what does DS 1 etc mean ?

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 21:29:56

DS = darling / dear son
DD = darling / dear daughter

the number is where in the family DS1 (first son) DS2 (second son etc)

there's an acronym list at the top

experience Wed 09-Feb-05 21:33:45

Thank you !
Do you have other children ? Found that DS2 (showing off now) is much more aware, busy & awake than DS1 - seems to not want to miss anything. Could be a reason for the sleep problem.

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 21:34:12

yes DS will be 4 on Saturday

experience Wed 09-Feb-05 21:38:34

Really struggled to accept DS2's sleeping (or not !!) pattern - even now, but definitely easier when you give in and accept that not all babies need the same amount of sleep. DS1 was in Special Care with lots of noise and disruption & a dummy !! from birth and is now nearly 6 and sleeps like a log. DS2 didn't seem to need/want sleep from the day he was born. Even the midwives told me to sleep with hime in my bed when in hospital & suggested trying a dummy. Things have improved but still lots of bad nights.

Prufrock Wed 09-Feb-05 21:55:51

twiglett this is so freaky - ds has done exactly (10:15 -10:55 yesterday and 11:00 -11:45 today) the same and had to got to bed early because of it. I was putting it down to the cold he has - he is finding it difficult to settle himself becasue he can't breathe with his thumb in) and because he is unsettled at nighthe is waking later (9am this morning - though dd was up at 7 - why can't they co-ordinate lie-ins?)

Twiglett Wed 09-Feb-05 21:59:41

we really should get together prufock ..they do seem to go hand in hand

next you'll be telling me he's a vampire (DD has 2 middle bottom teeth and both canines coming through .. she is vampira )

Prufrock Thu 10-Feb-05 11:22:16

No - we have 7 teeth - top 4 and bottom 3

Bozza Thu 10-Feb-05 11:30:40

Twiglett are you saying she is still having a morning nap but dropping the afternoon nap? I think it is likely that she will go down to one nap at quite a young age because she is in bed so long overnight - 13.5 hours. Plus 0.5 hr morning nap is 14 hours.

DD is in bed 7.30 to 7 which is 11.5 hours and naps for about 3 hours a day (two naps) which is 14.5 hours so not much difference. And when she is in nursery the naps will be less.

Gwenick Thu 10-Feb-05 11:33:43

Twiglett - my DS1 had given up ALL naps by 18 months old, and DS2 (not 14 months) has just cut out his morning one - so he just has a 2hr nap late afternoon).

Beansmum Thu 10-Feb-05 12:00:47

my ds is 8 1/2 months and usually doesn't sleep at all during the day, he might doze for 15-20mins before lunch or in the afternoon but that's about it. He sleeps 11-12 hrs at night but I think there is too much going on during the day, he doesn't want to miss out!

mummylonglegs Thu 10-Feb-05 14:23:29

I think Bozza's right. She's having such a long night sleep that she might not need loads in the day. At that age my dd was having 13-14 hours a day in total but she only ever slept 11-12 at night so would do 2-3 in the day. It's the total sleep that counts, not when they have it.

What a bloody good night though, eh?

HappyMumof2 Thu 10-Feb-05 14:49:06

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TracyK Thu 10-Feb-05 14:56:25

ds is 11 mo and I think has given up morning nap. Dep. on wake up in the morning he eithre falls asleep in his lunch at nursery, in the car on the way home or makes it home and falls asleep n the couch about 1.30.

Kiwicath Thu 10-Feb-05 18:34:05

DS 13.5 months and gave up morning nap at 10 months. Only lunchtime one now but that's for a solid 2 hours (I wake him) as sleeps 12 hours at night - don't want to screw with that!

Twiglett Thu 10-Feb-05 18:44:37

good point bozza .. I think you're right

Happy .. I've never believed in waking a sleeping baby, anyway DH does morning shift and I don't think he'll be convinced to get out of bed without the prompt of a shouting baby

Libb Thu 10-Feb-05 18:57:34

DS has been having just one nap (for 1.5/2 hours) a day for ages (except this week as he has decided a cat nap in the morning is good). He usually goes to bed about 8pm and wakes at 6-7am. He sleeps through. He chooses his naptimes and I only wake him if it is getting late in the day as I don't want to upset the bedtime routine.

I assumed this was normal . . . oops. He seems happy and the childminder hasn't said anything.

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