I have a 16 month old DS who is starting to transition from 2 to 1 naps. He has never been a great day sleeper and often only sleeps for 1 sleep cycle during the day although a couple of times a week I get a 1-1.5 hour nap.
Since he was 14 months old I've been putting him down for both a morning and afternoon nap but he only ever slept in the morning and would happily lay in his cot but not sleep for his afternoon nap. For the last 2 weeks if I try and put him in his cot for his afternoon nap he screams the house down and cannot be consoled so I've recently just been putting him down for 1 nap. Initially all went well and we got mostly 1-1.5 hour naps and then he got a cold and all sleep went haywire.
my issue now is that he is only sleeping the one sleep cycle during the day. I've never been able to resettle him but often try but I can be doing that for up to 2 hours and it never works.
He wakes between 6.30-7.30am and I've been putting him down between 11-11.30am and he then goes to bed at 6pm as he is only catnapping. I take him to the park in the morning to get him tired but it doesn't seem to be working.
Any idea on what I might be doing wrong or how I can get him to lengthen his day nap?
i should add add that he is also starting to walk so I guess that could be causing his short sleep but like I said earlier he has always been a bit of a catnapper.
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06-03-2014 12:15 #1
Moving from 2 to 1 sleeps
03-05-2014 20:18 #2
OP @KLF just wondering how it all went? Did things improve and if so do you do anything?
We are having similar struggles however dd (15 months) was never a catnapper but dd is cutting her molars and dropped her nap (just abruptly stopped going down for 2 weeks straight so I know she's ready) during same period and it's all gone to sh1t- so currently is on 1 x 45 min nap a day instead of 2 x 1 hr....
And will not resettle. Unsure how to lengthen the nap? She's similar to yours up at 630-730 and put her down for 1 sleep at 1130
Last edited by Little Miss Sunshine; 03-05-2014 at 20:21.
03-05-2014 20:46 #3
It did improve but I didn't do anything at all. I started with an earlier day sleep and just kept extending his awake time until he could stay up until a lunch time nap.
It took a couple of weeks for things to settle.
He still isn't a great day sleeper. A couple of times a week I'll get 1-2 hours out of him but he usually naps 45 mins to an hour.
When he is teething he doesn't tend to sleep too well day or night.
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