my 15month old has always been a great sleeper and up until recently he has done 2 naps during the day and goes to bed at 7pm-6pm.
The past few weeks he has continued to sleep great in the morning for roughly 1.5 hrs but has played and talked for his afternoon nap.
I tried various things like cutting morning nap short (30min) so he would still go down for his afternoon nap but this did not work.
When he went back to the childminders last week she tried him with 1 nap after lunch and he done great sleeping for 2/2.5 hrs.
Over the weekend i have tried to keep in the same routine but have failed he has ended up being super sleepy in the morn while i have tried to distract him... then after lunch he has only slept for 50mins and woke really cranky. Tried puttin him back to sleep but failed.
so basically he is very cranky and over tired and i would like some words of advice or reassurance
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Its taken about two months for josh to adjust to one nap. he did exactly the same still would take the morning one but just wouldn't go for afternoon one at all. He was overtired and grumpy for weeks. Its taken 8 weeks and gradual progress. Try moving his nap back 15 mins each week...and hopefully will start to adjust. Some babies are more easy to do this with. I still had days where he was tired by 9am it was hard work but he will not sleep 12.30 til 2. This has been this week only tho. I feel for you I found it hard not gettin the two breaks a day let alone knowing every day was gonna be hard from 3pm as he was napping too early
maybe try a later morning nap but before lunch? and then to bed slightly earlier until he gets used to just one nap. That's what I have done with my LO and its seems to have worked well. he wakes up about 8 and has breakfast then he has a snack or big cup of milk at 11 and then down for a nap at about 11:30 he normally sleeps for about 1.5-2.5 hours. he ends up having a later lunch so I don't give him an afternoon snack anymore just gets dinner and then bed a bit earlier depending on what time he wakes from his nap. My lo is 15 months.
Before we did the transition my LO used to end up having a really late afternoon nap as he wasn't that tired and then he would end up having to go to bed later at like 8-9 that's when I decided we needed to make a change and cut it down to one nap so he could keep his bedtime the same at 6:30-7ish
he seems to manage a later sleep easier when at childminders because he is distracted with school run etc...so will c how he manages this week
He usually wakes anything from 6am so lasting to 12 is very long...maybe i should ask the childminder to bring it forward until around 11 to see how he manages
I feel like the worst mummy ever, my happy baby doesnt seem happy and has cried so much this weekend, and i treasure my weekends because i work full-time.
Back to shitty work tomorrow and would much rather be at home helping my precious baby into his new sleeping routine
It was a rough transition.. We cut LO's morning nap to a half hour. His morning nap would be the 'long' one if we let him (1.5-2hr). Then we just stopped the morning nap. Like your LO, DS would make it no problem til 12:45 at day care but it was much harder to keep him occupied til then at home.. so we would do nap a bit earlier if needed. He also went to bed earlier for a while. Bedtime was 6:30pm and used to wake at 5;45/6am. & used to do morning nap at 9-9:30 and afternoon nap at 12:45. Now it is just afternoon nap at 12:45 and bed by 7pm (usually 6:45).. Then awake 6:30/7am.
But since the change his sleep got much better. He'll sleep later in the morning and his naps are usually over 2 hours (sometimes 3 hours at home). We were lucky to get 1.5 hour afternoon nap when he had 2 naps a day.
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