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How do you get your LOs to have a longer post lunch nap?

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SarahEEE Sat 29-Aug-09 17:29:17

Hi, this is my first post, so sorry if I don't use all the abbreviations, as not sure what they all mean yet!!

I have an 8 month old boy, who sleeps very well at night 7pm-6am (at the moment!). He then goes back down from 9am-10am.

I've recently started feeding him lunch at 12 and putting him down at 12.30. Initially he did 2 hours which was fab, but now a week later he's waking after the first hour. I've tried settling him back as quickly as I can, but to no avail. He'll then need a final nap later in the afternoon.

I'd really welcome any tips on how to encourage a longer lunchtime nap.

Thank you

duvet Sat 29-Aug-09 18:39:24

Tricky one yo might have to just go with the flow, but you could try cutting the morning one down to 1/2 hour and or shushing back to sleep after the 1st hour.

Seona1973 Sat 29-Aug-09 19:35:32

I'd make the post lunch one later as he may not be properly tired if he had an hours nap only a short while before. Alternatively you could shorten the morning nap so he is more tired for the one after lunch.

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