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    Default 1st day of transitioning two naps to one...omg!

    After almost 2 weeks of multiple night wakings and taking quite a while for him to go down for naps, I think it's finally time for my DS to drop one nap. Waking at 6.45am, we had a full busy morning eventually going down for his nap at 11.50am and quite easily too. He slept through for 1.5 hours then keeps waking ever 10-15 mins needed to be resettled as he still looks tired. Good thing or not?

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    Yep. Good start. I think you are putting him down too late. Try 11.30am tomorrow. The right time is when he wakes up happy.

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    Default 1st day of transitioning two naps to one...omg!

    1.5 hours is great! Especially considering he would of been really tired. Realistically 1.5-3 hours is what to expect in the end for the midday nap.

    I hated dropping from 2 to 1 naps! (Dd1 was 14 months and showing all the signs). I used the first one to do chores and the second to nap.

    As I suggested in the other thread if he's really tired or whingy in the arvo a walk or car ride for a cat nap to tide him over. And an early dinner/bed.

    Good luck.

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    I fed him an early lunch ard 11.15 and squeezed in a bottle at 11.30. When he finally slept after standing in his cot twice. It was 11.50.

    Unfortunately my DS is not pram/car sleeper......

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    Sounds pretty good to me for day 1. It probably took my DD (and me) a good month to really adjust to the new routine. We had to experiment with a few different nap times until we found the right one and she fully adjusted to the longer times awake. She is not a pram/car sleeper either so no catching up there.

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    Will have to see how he sleeps tonight. We have had rubbish sleep almost 2 weeks now, including a virus that got the whole household. DH and I are at the end of the virus, I hope!

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    I'm at the same point OP. Some days we do 2 naps, others we do one. He's struggling to sleep long enough with one day sleep - but with a resettle today he slept for almost two and a half hours! And he only woke 3 times last night. This is a massive improvement on hourly when I went back to work FT, and we were packing and moving.

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    Very good start my dd2 is 12 months and sleeps 11:30-2/2:30pm. But at first only slept 1-1.5hrs when she transitioned to one sleep. I just let her resettle after that time and she eventually worked it out. She still sometimes wakes after that time but will go back to sleep. Good luck hope it's not an early morning wake for you.

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    Not sure if it was a good night...he was up from 10 unable to fall back asleep, so bottle at 10.30, eventually dally asleep at 11.30. Up again at 3.15, bottle then won't fall asleep until 4.30 and then eventually waking at 8am

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    The past couple of nights were a nightmare. He keeps waking up every 1-2 hours!!!! This is worse than before


 

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