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    Default 4.5 month old dropping third nap?

    DD is 4.5 months old and her sleep is going really well. She has two day sleeps at around 9 and 12 - the first is usually only one sleep cycle but the second one is 2-3 hours.

    The problem is she won't go down for that third nap at 4/4.30. So she's awake 4 hours till bedtime (ie 2-6pm). It's ridiculous and she's too young to drop the third nap. I tried waking her from her lunchtime sleep early today and still no luck.

    How can I manage this? Please don't suggest sling, carrier, car or pram as she only sleeps in her bed.

    Super overtired baby is no fun

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    Anyone?

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    Mine dropped her 3rd nap around that age, I just followed her lead she quite clearly did not want it lol.

    Yeah she was grumpy and needed lots o late afternoon attention and had early bedtime for about a week then she was fine.

    She's dropped her 2nd sleep early too, she stopped just before 10 months and now does 3 hours a day from 10.30/11am.

    Sorry no advice really. I just followed her lead. Dd was very different to DS who did 2 naps up until 14 months.

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    My DD was the same, so I moved the second nap to 1/1.30, so she gets up about 2.30 / 3

    You could try the same....

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    What's your dd total day sleep?

    You could just move her second nap back or bedtime forward till it settles down.

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    Her total sleep is 3/4 hours. So plenty. I think I might have figured it out though. She normally does 45 min in the morning then 2/3 hours at lunch. If I can get two catnaps in at say 9 and 12 she will then go down at 2.30 and sleep till 5. Then bed at 7. So just had to tweak her routine a bit.

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    Did the day tweaking work out?

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    Sometimes R&A. It's all over the place. Just going to go with it for now.


 

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