After months of threads about my DD's issues with daytime naps, I think we have officially made the change, and my 18 mo DD now has no naps during the day, unless she is particularly knackered, and even then, she only falls asleep in the car. Even though a break from her during the day would be nice, I think I'm finally ok with accepting this change, this early in her life. We are much happier now without the daily nap fight, and I am feeling like less of a failure from not being able to get my child to nap.
My only problem is, even though she is going to bed up to an hour early at night, she is waking up to 3 hours early in the morning... *YAWN!!*
When she still napped, she would only sleep for about an hour, and then sleep roughly from 8-8am at night, so getting about 12-13 hours in total.
Now she has no naps, she sleeps from 7-7.30pm to 6am, yesterday it was 5AM!!! So only getting about 10 hours.
The first few days of no naps, she went really well and woke at her normal time, or even slept in a bit longer. But that has all changed for some reason. She seems good natured during the day, except for normal toddler issues, and except for leading up to dinner. I'm thinking that maybe I should bring everything in her night time routine forward even earlier but I'm scared she is going to wake even earlier too!!
For those of you whose child went to no naps this young, what issues did you face when making the change?
Do you have any other advice to make this change a bit more bearable...?
I appreciate any help you can give me!!