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Help - lunch time nap too short (long'ish)

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Nimme Thu 14-Apr-05 18:55:34

DD2 used to sleep really well in her buggy from 12 to 2-2.30. That has all changed and I have decided to put her up in her cot for lunch nap now. Unfortunately she gets really tired before 11am and always falls asleep on that bottle. I put her down and hey presto 40 min later she awake. I have tried letting her doze for 10 min after bottle and then putting her down at 12. Result is that she screams herself frantic. I don't get it. She goes to sleep by herself in the evening and stays down all night.

How can I get her to "roll over" and carry on sleeping at lunch time???

Mel06 Mon 18-Apr-05 12:25:16

How old is DD2 ?

WideWebWitch Mon 18-Apr-05 12:51:58

Can you keep her awake until 12? I know it's hard, my 16 mo dd would love to sleep then but I won't let her until lunchtime as it makes for a horrible afternoon.

WideWebWitch Mon 18-Apr-05 12:52:07

Can you keep her awake until 12? I know it's hard, my 16 mo dd would love to sleep then but I won't let her until lunchtime as it makes for a horrible afternoon.

WideWebWitch Mon 18-Apr-05 12:52:18


Nimme Tue 19-Apr-05 16:30:52

Mel06 - DD2 is 20 weeks.

www - keeping her going until 12 is a real nightmare as she normally falls asleep on or right after 11 bottle. I try to let her snooze for 5-10 min and then put her down at 12. Like today but she slept for less than 45 min and has now just napped for 15! That means she has slept under 1.5 hours today. From now until bath at 5.45 will prove tricky (also have DD1 to feed and attend to).

I have now spent 8 days trying to get her to sleep in her cot - some days with some success - other days less so. I WANT her to have a good 2 hours plus nap but am running out of ideas. Am in process of blackening out room. What else??

sasa15 Tue 19-Apr-05 21:09:00

my ds is 9 months...some afternoon sleep 40 min...soem other one hour...some others not often
an hour and half...

can't find solution for those short naps...

I usually leave him...but I don't like when he starts to cry a lot(i think is not fair because he sleeps all night anyway)so I go and pick him up...and then I need to go out around 3pm and he will sleep anothe half an hour in th pushchair!

I would love him to sleep 2 hours...

Nimme Tue 19-Apr-05 21:16:16

sasa15 - I find the day quite tough without a proper break and also never seem to get anything done I want and need that nap - also knows that she needs it so will carry on until I find the solution.

I am starting to wish she would find her thumb and in return for a good nap I would ditch the dummy. DD1 used to cat nap - mainly in buggy - until I put her in her cot one day and she just did it. I can't remember when that was though.

Perhaps someone will come and rescue us

sasa15 Wed 20-Apr-05 20:18:21

I just tried today babywhisper suggestion....

see someone posted a link in subject sleep: 45 min. napper....

method pu/pd and it did work today....after waking up ....follow asleep again 20min...later...

Seona1973 Thu 21-Apr-05 11:57:08

At that age my dd couldnt go more than a couple of hours without a nap - maybe you are keeping your lo up too long and she is sleeping poorly due to being overtired.

At this age your lo should really be having at least 2 naps a day - my dd never went to 2 naps until she was a bit older than this and went to 1 nap at about 11/12 months.

My dd normally had a nap 2-2.5hours after waking in the morning and then another nap in the afternoon which normally kept her going till bedtime at 8pm. (sometimes had a short cat nap as well)

HappyMumof2 Thu 21-Apr-05 13:36:15

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Bozza Thu 21-Apr-05 14:07:06

Personally I think that you are expecting too much of a 20 week old to only have one long nap. At that age both mine were still on 3 naps - the third being a catnap late afternoon and soon to be dropped (were both on two naps by 6 months). DD is still having two naps a day at 11.5 months. It does sound like your DD sleeps better at night though so would probably be OK with one nap. I would try putting her down earlier in the morning and seeing how long she sleeps then.

mum2max Fri 22-Apr-05 21:13:52

there are some ideas on thread "45 minute napper"

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