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    Default day naps for 1 yo

    DS has just turned one and is refusing day sleeps. Im lucky to get ONE hour out of him. He refuses the morning nap (9am ish), sleeps maybe 1 hour at midday (if im lucky) and refuses the arvo nap (3pm ish).

    When do your 1 year olds nap and how long
    I KNOW he needs more sleep during the day as he is soooooo grizzly ALL the time!!!
    ALso, thoses with older kids ,my DD is amost 3 and naps at 12noon ish for a coule of hours (unless DS wakes her!!!!!!!). How do you get them to nap together??????

    HELP!!!!!! IM DROWNING!!!!

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    I had the same problem with DD at 1 also. I had to take conpletely re-adjust her routine.

    What time does he get up in the am and go to bed in the pm?

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    He goes to bed at 7pm (but im thinking of staring 7.30pm (thats when DD goes to bed) and wakes up between 6.30 and 7am (depending if DD wakes him).
    Its driving me crazy co i WANT then to nap together but its just not happening

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    maybe turn it into a game

    reward chart for the one that sleeps the longest that will work with the older one once the younger is sorted out

    we have 17mth wakes at 6am for bottle and nappy change sets in another 1-1.5 sleep then back in bed 10am and 3pm goes for 1-2 hrs at a time depending on days activities/tiredness etc

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    DD at 12 months was going to bed at 7pm and waking at 7am.

    She would have a sleep at 10-11:30 then again from 2:30-3:30/4pm.

    I found that if I kept her up past 3.5 hrs she would just not sleep and be grizzly then have a really bad night sleep.

    Now she's asleep at 8 (if I'm lucky) wakes at 7-8. Then has one sleep from 12:30/1:00 until 3:30/4:00.


    9am may be just too early for him now. Maybe try a little later and just leave him in there (as long as he's asleep or talkibg/playing) for 1.5-2 hours. He will eventually get the point that he's in there no matter so so he may as well sleep.

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    He may just not need three sleeps a day. At one DD was alternating between one and two sleeps during the day. By 14 months we were well and truly only having one. Sleeping at the same time may just not be practical at this point so maybe you could introduce quiet time for your DD during your DS afternoon nap as a compromise?

    ETA - some kids just aren't good sleepers. When we had two sleeps they only went for 40 minutes each. Now I can get anywhere between 1 and two hours. Anything over two hours is extremely rare.

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    My DS is 13 months and has one nap at 12 for average 1.5 hours. He's never been a great day sleeper as he is just one of those kids that does not need as much sleep. We have just moved to this routine as we could not fit in two naps anymore and he was waking early. This is working well for us now. He has lunch before his sleep at about 11.20. Goes to bed between 7 and 8 (we aim for 7) and wakes up between 6.20 and 7. I am hoping his naps get to more like 2 hours than 1.5 but I'm not holding my breath! hth.

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    Ow I could have written this thread! I am currently suffering from total exhaustion due to my charming and wonderful 16 month-old DS suddenly dropping his day naps and as a single Mum who has had no help at all the last few days I'm over it!!

    I think it's a crazy time at this age.... it's partly due to teething (have you checked DS's mouth for new teeth as this always seems to send my DS into a spin with day naps), and probably just partly due to them being much more aware of their environment now as is a huge step for bubs becoming toddlers.

    I know DS is tired and he is literally rubbing his eyes, but I put him down for his usual nap in the morning and he won't sleep! We go to the park and play and he falls asleep in the car on the way home but then wakes again 10 minutes later! It used to be 2 hour nap....

    If you figure it out please do share!

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    DD is 12 months and she will only sleep for 1 x 30 minutes per day. This will occur any time from 11am to 3pm, it all just depends on how she is feeling. DS (4) doesn't do day sleeps any more, he prefers to just get feral from 2pm onwards and no amount of bribery will change his mind. I'm sorry, I'm not much help but some babies just don't need much sleep and that's all there is to it. Unfortunately I seem to have given birth to 2 of these babies.

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    T is almost 14 months, she's spent the last 3 months transitioning down to 1 day sleep. She sleeps for about 1.5-2 hours between 11:30 and 1'ish, then 6:30-6:30 overnight.

    Maybe give bub a try on a single sleep routine and see how you go? It might take a while to settle, its a difficult age for day sleeps but it does sound like you might have hit the transition to 1 sleep.


 

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