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10 mths too early to go to one nap?
fighting afternoon nap


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#1 baxlaika

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

So DS (10 months) is pretty inconsistent with the afternoon  nap and I’m wondering if it’s time to try one nap a day? Is it too early? Any  other babies out there go to 1 nap early?

    He goes down easy  peasy at 9/9.30 and sleeps anywhere from 1.5 – 2.5 hours. The afternoon nap isn’t  so easy.  He either takes 40 mins to fall  asleep with a few resettle visits from me, or he gets really upset and I end up  rocking him to sleep. Sometimes if rocking doesn’t fit in with my schedule (or  DD's) i just get him up and he goes without the afternoon nap. He lasts  until 7pm without getting too upset.

    Life would be easier if there was only one nap, and DD could  have quiet time at the same time. But I don’t want to push him for the wrong reasons. He starts child  care in Jan and he may need more sleep then? It’s such a guessing game!

I could try waking him after 45-60 mins in the morning??

(He is getting 11.5 hours at night and sleeps through now.)

Appreciate any advice biggrin.gif




#2 PurpleNess

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

What time of the day are you trying to put him down?

Is he showing tired signs or are you just sticking to a time?

My son's day sleeps changed around 10 months he still has two sleeps a day & From what I've read it's too early to drop the 2nd nap, they should be getting around 15  hr sleep in total ( night & day).

So now his naps are at 8.30 till 10 & then again at 1 till 3, bed at 6.45.

Often if he's not tired or doesn't sleep for the full 2 hrs in the afternoon I take him for a walk in his pram & he'll really relax and often have a quick 30 min nap afterwards, maybe try the pram for your arvo nap.

I'd also look at shortening his morning nap to no more than 1.5 hrs.

Follow his tired cues. Also do you have a pre sleep routine during the day, we read for 15 mins before each nap, this way he knows it's nap time.

Good luck.

#3 Madnesscraves

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

Not too early at all. DD (nearly 1!) went to 1 nap at 10 months.and if the baby is sleeping through the night I think it's fine.

#4 Brownbear

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

My DS sounds just the same as yours.

We went to one nap at 10 months, and it worked out just fine. It was a relief to stop the afternoon struggle, and over time he had his morning nap later and later, so it's now the afternoon nap.

He's now 18 months and trying to go from 1 nap to zero. Not so great.

#5 baxlaika

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:35 PM

He is such a happy little chappie, he doesn't show tired signs generally. I usually try put him down at 2pm ish so that he's been awake for 3 hours.

#6 AnnBB

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:38 PM

My DD dropped to one sleep at 9 months. She is/ was a great night sleeper and would sleep 12 hours solid overnight. She went from having a morning and an afternoon nap to a nap on the middle of the day after lunch.it just kind of happened as she was taking longer and longer to go to sleep in the morning that there simply was no time to have an afternoon nap. Follow your baby's cues and you will be fine.

Edited by AnnBB, 30 November 2012 - 03:43 PM.


#7 PurpleNess

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

If he's not tired and still happy then I wouldn't worry about it too much. As others have said  some drop it early, as long as they are getting that solid sleep at night.
It's up to you, my neighbours son ( 11 months) has a 40 minute nap in the morning around 9, then a long sleep at 12 for 2 or 3 hrs, maybe something like that might work for him?
Agree follow baby's cues :-)

#8 laridae

Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

My DD went to one nap a bit before then (8 months I think).    She slept through better after that too!
At daycare all the kids older than one only have one nap after lunch anyway.

#9 tick

Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:17 PM

My DD1 dropped to one nap around then.  Worked for us, she got more sleep overall once she moved to a single nap.

#10 baxlaika

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

FWIW, I think it was just a stage. We did trial one nap and it went well, but since then his crawling skills went up a level. Now he's sooo much more mobile, and he's pulling himself up to standing too (eeek). He's not fighting the 2nd sleep any more... he's so tired he really needs 2 naps at the moment.

Just thought I'd update for anyone who has a similar issue.

#11 CountryBumpkin

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

My dd went to one day time nap at 8 months, then dropped to not napping every say by 15 months sad.gif

#12 Carmen02

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

my 3 where down to one nap at that age! I just gave them an early lunch and usually in bed at 11ish and would usually sleep 2-3hrs and down again at 6-6.30 at night. DS who is 2 was on one nap at 9mths and still has a 2 to 3hr nap around lunch time

#13 Kwyjibo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

DD2 dropped to one nap at around 4/5 months.

Then from around 6 /7 months naps were optional apparently  glare.gif

Generally an awesome night sleeper so I wasn't complaining much.

Edited by Kwyjibo, 05 December 2012 - 02:16 PM.


#14 kpingitquiet

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

Our now-2yo went to one nap at about 10 or 11 months old. She's off on her afternoon nap, now, actually. We were fighting with her, constantly, for the morning nap, but the afternoon one was easy-peasy. So we dropped the morning nap and she's been fine all year since. Ours sleeps about 12hrs overnight and 2-3 hrs in the day.

#15 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:25 PM

My DS dropped to one sleep at about that age.  We had to move to having an early lunch, because he tended to crash out between 11:30 and 12:00.  

It was only after dropping the second nap that he started sleeping through.

#16 harryhoo

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

I'm currently dealing with this with my 9.5 month DS. He's been in his cot for nearly an hour and a half just chatting away this afternoon and the last week or so has been terrible at going to sleep in the afternoons. Not upset, but not sleeping! He had plenty of tired signs when I put him in bed. But as he's just started crawling he keeps sitting up and pulling at the side of the cot on to his knees. I know if he doesn't sleep he'll be cranky right in time for dinner. Plus I like my morning and afternoon breaks! Am hoping it's just a stage... not sure if he would be able to handle just one nap yet.

#17 Rainbow*Seeking

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

My dd cut out her afternoon nap at  6 months. I was a bit shocked at the time but over all now it seems to work better for her. She now has one day nap from 12 to 3 and sleeps all night.

#18 Monroe

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:00 PM

My DD dropped her morning sleep at around 9 months old & she wasn't sleeping through the night. From about 11 months she started sleeping through & would have a nap anywhere from 1-3 hours long.



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