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.
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).
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.
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.
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!