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    Default Giving up day nap

    How did you know your LO was ready and how old were they?

    DD is 27 months and has always been a great sleeper. She still sleeps 1-2 hours in the arvo but has started being harder to put down at night the past couple of weeks, stays awake either playing or whinging till around 9pm most nights and protests when we put her in her room where as she usually would happily lay down and we wouldnt hear a peep again till the morning.

    Im wondering if she is getting too much sleep beacuse of her day nap? She sleeps 13 hours straight a night usually, goes down at 7:30 and wakes around 8-8:30.

    Any advice?

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    Sounds just like my DD when she was ready to give up her day sleep. She was 23 months and when we would put her in Her room during the day for a sleep she would keep trying to come out. When she did have a day sleep when it was time for bed that night it became really stressful. She would keep coming out of her room, playing with all her toys, whinging, opening the shutters, really just making a mess! This could go on for a couple of hours. So we gave up the day sleep and now when I go in to check on her her room is still tidy and she falls asleep very quickly. It's much better!

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    Mine were at the same age when they gave up their day sleeps. Eventually I just stopped trying and they were far easier to put to bed at night.

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    Default Re: Giving up day nap

    Hmm damn. I love her day nap. Its the only break i get! lol. Might have to give it a try.

    She gets grumpy in the arvo when she is due for her nap still tho

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    Default Re: Giving up day nap

    I say phase and push through! Both My DS's did similar and we pushed through and DS2 still naps 3 or so hours a day and sleeps from 7pm-6am. (He is 3 in July) DS1 didnt give up his day nap until he was 3.5

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    DD has just turned 4 and still having a day sleep most days. Shes starting full days of kindy in a week or so so she wont be able to nap on thise days but im farely sure she will on the days shes not a kindy. Shes in bed at 7.30pm, alseep by 8 and awake around 6.30am.

    DS is 2 and sleeps 7.30-7am with a 2-3 hour nap at noon

    I think the best way to judge is... are they cranky and tantrum throwing in the arvo if they dont have a nap. If yes, they still need a lay down

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    Thanks ladies for the advice

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    Default Giving up day nap

    Maybe cut down on her night sleep. Instead of getting up at 8.30am - get her up at 7am. This way she will still nap.

    Day sleeps are sacred in this house. I'd rather get up at 5am daily than part with my siesta.

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    Default Giving up day nap

    DS just gave up his day sleep at 24 months, if he has one he's up till 10pm. It honestly isn't that bad, it's one less thing to plan around and try to organise. He currently sleeps about 8.30pm to 8.30am, but when playgroup and stuff goes back and I get my routine together I'll be waking him around 7, so he can sleep 7-7.

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    Yep I've just been through this with DS, now 29 months.

    It got to the point he wouldn't be asleep before 9.30pm. But he was still having long day naps and I found it extremely difficult to wake him after an hour or so. For this reason I found it tough as I wasn't sure what was going on as he still seemed to need his nap during the day. I tried dropping his nap totally but he'd fall asleep at 4pm then wake again at 7pm!

    But he gradually started sleeping shorter periods during the day on his own and now only naps for 30 mins to an hour or so. And now he's in bed asleep by 7.30-8 every night.

    Also when he was going to bed late he was waking earlier too so was even more tired during the day! Now he's back to a good sleep pattern though. So my advice... Try cutting day naps gradually and earlier (late morning).


 

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