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When did your DC drop down to just one nap?

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artifarti Sat 04-Jul-09 14:32:26

The gap between my DS's naps is getting longer and longer, to the point where even though he gets up at silly o'clock, we are hard pushed to fit two naps in! He is 10 months old.

He wakes between 5 and 6 and then won't nap until four hours later and then another four hours from when he wakes up. So, if he wakes at 5.30, he naps at 9.30 and then at the earliest the next nap is 2.00 - but then the longer he sleeps past 3.00, the further it pushes bedtime back (which seems to make the early waking worse, aarrrrggghh!)

He seems to still need two naps but I often have to wake him up from one if not both, which feels a bit mean.

Has anyone else been through this? I wondered if it signals the beginning of the end of one of the naps.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sat 04-Jul-09 14:37:42

DS1 was about 14 months.

DS2 is 13 motnhs and shows no sign of being ready to drop down to one nap yet but he's reay to sleep 3 hors after he woke so we're doing ok with that and still getting bedtime at 7pm.

Cadelaide Sat 04-Jul-09 14:39:48

I think ds was about 9-10m. I would push back the morning nap and aim for just one nap, i think.

bigchris Sat 04-Jul-09 14:41:26

about that age

MaybeAfterBreakfast Sat 04-Jul-09 14:44:18

ds1 at 15 months.

ds2 still having a 15 min power nap in the morning at nearly 17months. He can't make it until after lunch for a big nap if he doesn't have this (BUT he is an early waker 5.30/6am). Has a big nap from 12.30-2.30 (ish).

artifarti Sun 05-Jul-09 10:36:46

Cadelaide did you do this then? How did you manage to push back the morning nap without the afternoon one getting really late too?

lisad123 Sun 05-Jul-09 10:39:07

dd was about 10months too. She has one sleep about 10am then in bed by 7pm.

MiniMarmite Sun 05-Jul-09 22:20:58

Arti - how long is the first nap? My DS is 10 months too. He wakes at 07:00. Still needs two naps at the moment but I wake him up after 15 minutes for the 09:30 nap. He then goes down at 12:40ish for 2 hours.

Doesn't look like he's going to drop it for a while.

artifarti Mon 06-Jul-09 06:50:31

MiniMarmite - if I let him, he will sleep for 1.25-1.5 hours for the first nap but I think that's probably to compensate for the 5.30 waking up time! I have been waking him up after 45 minutes but perhaps I need to cut it back further.

MiniMarmite Mon 06-Jul-09 09:34:04

My DS is a bit like that. He will sleep for about 2 hours if left (which he does ocassionally if I want to take him out for lunch etc) but then he won't sleep at all later in the day. This makes him extremely grumpy so we're all happier with the shorter nap in the morning even though I feel a bit mean waking him up!

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