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    Default Dropping all naps - 28 month old

    Hi all,

    just looking for some opinions / anecdotes on transitioning from 1 nap to no naps.

    dD is 28 months old and sleeps from 7-7 each night and has slept through for well over a year now, so night sleeps are perfect, but naps are a different story.

    i put her down between 12:45 and 1:00pm and 1 of three things happens.

    1. She falls asleep after about 10 minutes, sleeps for an hour and wakes up happy.
    2. She doesn't sleep at all, but rolls around or walks around her cot chatting to herself. I get her up after an hour, she's happy sill too.
    3. She takes forever to fall asleep, but finally does, but only sleeps 1 40 minute sleep cycle (or less) and wakes up hysterical. She seems disoriented, nothing cheers her up or makes her stop crying for 5-15 minutes. But then snaps out of it at the click of a finger.

    She always has varying levels of grumpiness in the afternoon, but is far less grumpy if she sleeps for an hour and wakes up happy, but always goes down at 7.

    So, should I try putting her down later - meaning she will wake later and subsequently only be awake 4ish hours before bed time, which I fear could disrupt her night sleeps, put her down later and move bed time back to 7:30 or 8, or just persist with putting her down at 1 no matter whether she sleeps or not?

    i just don't want to ruin her night sleeps especially with bub 2 due in September, I don't want to deal with 2 waking at night.


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    My DD is 2y8m and I've recently dropped her nap. Just like DS at the same age, her bed time was getting later and later. I'd put her to bed as usual but she'd lay awake chatting sometimes until 9:30 or even 10pm.


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