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#1 LifesGood

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

If so, what is their basic schedule of waking and sleeping?

My DS is 16 months old and is generally refusing to go to sleep in the afternoons. However, his morning nap is usually no later than 9.30-10.00am and he will sleep for up to 2 hours, but sometimes only an hour. I always put him to bed again around 3-4pm (depending on the school run) and 9 times out of 10 he won't go to sleep. No real problem, I just make sure he is in bed by 6.30-7pm at night (and he then sleeps until around 6.30 or 7am). On the odd occasion (like today and yesterday) he drops off in the afternoon and I wake him by 5pm. He goes back to bed at 7.30pm on these occasions, and then I hear him chatting and singing until around 8.30pm - which is fine, so long as he is in bed.

I'm sure most 16 m/o's are on one day nap, so does anyone have a two-nap child still?

#2 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

My DS was still having two day naps until he was nearly three.

He would go down around 9:30 for the first nap and then have a second at around 1:30pm/2pm/2:30pm depending on what time he woke up from his earlier sleep. If we put him down around 3 or 3:30pm he wouldn't generally sleep and he would be difficult to get to sleep at night.

My neice is 22 months old and has just dropped her second day sleep. It's been pushed back to 11:30am from 10am.


#3 lady_Mosh

Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:34 PM

Hi, my DD nearly 18m still has 2 sleeps. She wakes up about 7.15 and then will go down anytime btwn 9 -10 for a couple of hours. Then again from 1.30 for at least an hr before bedtime at 730ish

If we're out and about she can easily miss the afternoon sleep without too much trouble, but if she misses out on that morning sleep the rest of the day is chaos!!!  ohmy.gif

I dont mind the 2 sleeps - means i can catch up on my EB reading or fuelling my pinterest addictions biggrin.gif

#4 Avogadro

Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

My daughter was having 2 day sleeps until age 2.  Even at age 5 sometimes she'll still have a nap during the day (weekends when not at school!)

#5 melski1

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

DS1 was still on two day sleeps until 18mo; he's now going on 3. DS2 has two days sleeps but he's not yet 1.

They both had a 30-45min nap at 9.30. Then 2 hours after lunch (12.30). No afternoon nap and in bed at 7pm.

I found that a morning nap worked better for us as if I let them sleep after about 3, it's too hard to get them into bed for 7pm.

#6 LifesGood

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

Well DS was so out of sorts this evening after I woke him from his afternoon nap, he was clearly not happy with the world poor munchkin sad.gif

He picked up eventually but didn't eat much dinner and took ages to go to sleep tonight. I think I do need to transition him to one late morning nap.

#7 gemgirl

Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:05 AM

My daughter went from having 2 naps to one at about 19 months.

She now has one around 11am, rather than 2 at 9.30am and 2pm. It is slightly longer, though.

#8 babybrain

Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

My 16 month old still has two sleeps when he is at home (only one when he is at day care in the middle of the day). He goes to sleep at 9.30/10.00 and then 1.30/2.00.

Sometimes he'll sleep for two hours in the mornings and he won't go to sleep in the afternoon, so he might be transitioning to one?

He goes to bed between 6.30 and 7 and sleeps until 5.45/6.00

#9 My4Sunshines

Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

My ds is 20 months and most days will have 2 sleeps.

Since school went back this week he walks home from school in the mornings and this usually tires him out a bit more, so most of this week he had one long sleep (though yesterday he had 2 rolleyes.gif ).

I just take each day as it comes and like you depends what we have on and school runs

#10 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

One nap and no nap somedays!!!

#11 Bells7

Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

Yes my 17.5 month old still has two day sleeps. I was also trying to transition him to one nap this whole week as he would either be fighting bedtime lately or he wasnt taking his arvo naps sometimes too.

He did well for a few days of one nap but the last few days he has woke up around 5.30ish and was just too tired to get to 12ish for that one big nap.

So for example, today he woke up at 5.30am and I put him back to bed at 8.30am slept till 10am. Then he's back in bed at 1.45pm today and just woke up now at 3.15pm.
Hopefully he'll be in bed by around 7.30pm tonight and not put up too much of a fight.

So like you i'm kinda also wondering what do I do, whether I still try to transition him or just see what the morning brings.. I think i'm just going by the rule: early rise = 2 sleeps, later rise (after 7ish) = one sleep.

By the way, I do prefer the 2 sleeps....I think we are very lucky they've slept through the day this long at this age and love the break up of the day original.gif


#12 LifesGood

Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Well it's comforting to know there is such a variety of nap patterns. Thanks for your feedback original.gif

DS has continued to flick between two naps and one, so I'll just continue to go with the flow for now and do whatever works on the day.




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