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Transitioning from 2 naps to 1

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    Transitioning from 2 naps to 1

    Can anyone tell me how they went out about this? Also, examples of routines for a 14 month old on one nap would be very useful. Many thanks!

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    when you see your baby is taking a long time to fall asleep in one of the nap, usually the afternoon then you will know that he/she is ready to give up one of the two naps. around 12 months my son gave up his afternoon nap and moved his morning nap from 9.30 to 11.30 and sleep till 2.30-3pm. His bed time is 7.30-8.00 till 7am, occassionaly waking up at 6-630 for milk and i did not let him.

    routine for my son at around 14 months:

    7-7.30am - milk
    8-8.30am - breakfast
    8.30-10am - play time example walking at the park, reading, playing balls, go to supermarket get him to look at differentstuff, meet his little friends to play,etc.
    10.30-11 - lunch
    11-11-30 bath and nap
    3-3.30 - snacks like fruit and cheese or crackers and juice/water
    4-5.30 - play time usually to the park or club house
    5.30-6pm - rest at home
    6-7 - lunch and bath
    7pm - reading at room
    7.30pm - sleep

    I only send him to playgroup when he turned 1.5 year old. Until now he is 26 months, he still go to playgroup once a week. we do a lot of reading and playing at home and every evening, run at the park with his little friends. If rain, he said "mommy, it is wet, let us go home". so he is ok with either going out or stay put at home the whole day.

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    This sounds perfect! I guess I may be putting my daughter down to late. Most mornings she's up at 6.00 although sometimes she'll randomly have a lie in till 7.30. I usually put her down at 11.45 if she's been up from 6 but whatever time I put her down she's up crying around 45mins to an hour later. She doesn't even look tired when I take her to her room but she falls asleep so quickly, I know she's definitely worn out. I know she needs a longer nap but can't manage it maybe because she's overtired. She's down at night by 6.45. At the mo, she's cranky and irritable all day long which is so out of character for her, and it's driving me crazy!!! It was taking her up to an hour to nap when she was taking 2 naps so she def only needs one now. It's just getting the timings right and somehow getting her to take longer naps which I seem to be struggling with. I feel so bad for her and guilty at the same time that my once happy girl is so irritable now!

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    My 15month old daughter has a very similar schedule too. She is up about 7am, lunch at about 11.30-12 then sleeps 12-12.30 until 2-2.30 and then bed about 7.

    When I changed her to 1 nap a day I did need to bring her lunch forward to 11.30ish as if I waited until after 12 she was too tired and everything became a battle. Equally if I let her nap in the morning she didnt sleep at lunchtime and the afternoons were painful.

    Good luck

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    Did your babies adjust to their new routines quite easily? Also, did they start taking long naps straight away?

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    My daughhter was happy with the new routine, as long as I got her to bed early enough at lunch time before she got over tired.
    If she was over tired she wouldn't sleep for a longer period and would be grumpy in the afternoon. Now she goes down really easily about 12.15ish and sleeps for at least 2 hours.

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    I'll try putting her down earlier tomorrow and see if that works. I've kinda avoided it because I'm worried that she'll only do 40 mins and then will have to stay up even longer in the afternoon till bed time. Did you adjust bedtime during the transition or did it stay the same?

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    my son is 17 months and still has two naps. we've tried transitioning him to just one, but falls apart by 10am. i think it's also due to the fact that he's an early riser - up at 5:45-6:15am. When he wakes up, he's usually jumping in his crib, babbling and playing.

    Anyone have any suggestions of how to get him down to just 1 nap? His day looks like this:

    6am: wake up
    8:30am to 9:30am: nap 1
    noon: lunch
    1pm-3pm: nap 2
    5:30/6pm: dinner
    7pm: dinner

    We;ve tried putting him to bed later, but he still wakes up the same time.
    Last edited by southside852; 06-10-2009 at 02:23 PM.

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