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    Default Dropping third nap in a 7 month

    Hi mumma's,
    I have a 7 month old who is outright refusing that last cat nap (normally was at 430 to 5). What's happening is now, I have bought bedtime forward to compensate and she goes down easy between 6-615pm but she has a 30min cat nap then and plays in her cot for up up to 2hrs before needing a hand to resettle. This wouldn't be an issue if she was sleeping till later in the morning but she is still ready for the day at 530-6am.
    Her first nap is usually at 8-830am for 1.5hrs and then 1230-1pm for 2hrs. Thanks in advance for your advice - I love bub hub

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    Default Dropping third nap in a 7 month

    I have an 8mth doing this exactly. So on days she fights the nap, bedtime is brought forward from 7.15-30 to 6.30pm and she will sleep till 3am for a feed.

    You might need to push her back to 7 if she is catnapping.

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    I have an 8mth doing this exactly. So on days she fights the nap, bedtime is brought forward from 7.15-30 to 6.30pm and she will sleep till 3am for a feed.

    You might need to push her back to 7 if she is catnapping.

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    Default Dropping third nap in a 7 month

    Thank you

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    My 7 month old dropped her 3rd nap about a month and a half ago. I found she was tired for the first week or so but just feeding her dinner a bit earlier and keeping her busy (playing with a cracker or a new toy in the highchair while i prepared dinner) was enough to get her through. I just started putting her into the bath around 6pm instead of 6:15 and letting her play longer in there so she was still going to bed around 6:45ish.

    Is there any chance you can just do an early feed when 5:30am/6am and try and resettle her in the morning, even for just another 45 min or 1 hour sleep cycle just to push her other day naps back a bit?
    sometimes my daughter who normally sleeps till 7/7:30am wakes around 6:15am and she wants to be resettled and will just have another hour of sleep.

    Maybe go out for a little walk at 4:30pm so she can have a quick nap in the pram?

    Good luck

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    I'm going to try and push back dd2s second sleep till 1pm today to see of she sleeps till 3pm ish and then shr can easily handle the 7pm bedtime.

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    Default Dropping third nap in a 7 month

    This may sound strange, but I was recommended to push the first nap of the day out a bit (so go for 9am) when DS was transitioning to 2 sleeps and waking really early.

    It took a week to push him out a bit, but he then went down for 1.5hrs at 9-9.30am and then another 1-1.5hrs at 1.30-2pm, which he kept going until he recently went to 1 sleep.

    This also made him sleep longer in the mornings - I have no idea why, but the advice certainly worked. He would wake at 6.30-7am and went to bed at 7pm every night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    This may sound strange, but I was recommended to push the first nap of the day out a bit (so go for 9am) when DS was transitioning to 2 sleeps and waking really early.

    It took a week to push him out a bit, but he then went down for 1.5hrs at 9-9.30am and then another 1-1.5hrs at 1.30-2pm, which he kept going until he recently went to 1 sleep.

    This also made him sleep longer in the mornings - I have no idea why, but the advice certainly worked. He would wake at 6.30-7am and went to bed at 7pm every night.
    Yep I've heard that works too but I don't like my girls sleeping past 6am.

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    Default Dropping third nap in a 7 month

    Thanks ladies, really good advice. Will let you know how I get on

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    Default Dropping third nap in a 7 month

    Well pushing back both sleeps didn't work. Usually dd2 sleeps 8ish-9.30 and 12.30-2.30pm plus that odd snooze at 4.30-5pm.

    Today I put her down at 8.30 and she work up at 9.15 and down at 1-2pm. Wouldn't sleep at 4.30 so now exceedingly cranky.

    Sigh!


 

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