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    Hi all I'm trialling dropping that 40min catnap for my 8.5month old!
    She has been fighting it and then fighting bedtime after as she's ready to party instead of sleep

    At what age did your kids drop that nap?!

    This evening she woke up in 30mins and took 2hrs to resettle. An early bedtime didn't work either!

    Do things get better?! Or just reintroduce thAt nap no matter how hard!

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    From what I've read most drop the third late afternoon catnap around 6-7 months.

    What is the rest if bubs day like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    From what I've read most drop the third late afternoon catnap around 6-7 months.

    What is the rest if bubs day like?
    She wakes 7-7.30. Back down by 9.:30-11 or 10-11.30

    Second nap (depending on her sleepy cues) is roughly 2ish till 3.30. So two good day sleeps really

    I tried hard for the cat nap. But that was around 5-5.30. She was fighting it. So trying to drop it and opt for 6.30 bedtime instead. But she's been very unsettled tonight! Up every 40min

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    Quote Originally Posted by Someday mama View Post
    She wakes 7-7.30. Back down by 9.:30-11 or 10-11.30

    Second nap (depending on her sleepy cues) is roughly 2ish till 3.30. So two good day sleeps really

    I tried hard for the cat nap. But that was around 5-5.30. She was fighting it. So trying to drop it and opt for 6.30 bedtime instead. But she's been very unsettled tonight! Up every 40min
    Maybe try pushing the first nap out until 9:50 if bub has woken at 7.

    At that age I wouldn't let bub sleep past 4-4:15 if you aim to have them in bed by 7pm. 5-5:30 is far too late for a third catnap. Bub is fighting it because bub doesn't need it

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Maybe try pushing the first nap out until 9:50 if bub has woken at 7.

    At that age I wouldn't let bub sleep past 4-4:15 if you aim to have them in bed by 7pm. 5-5:30 is far too late for a third catnap. Bub is fighting it because bub doesn't need it
    I could try that. She's quite sleepy though in the morning! But yeah why not try that!
    I agree she's fighting it as now she doesn't need it.

    Do u think an earlier bedtime (6.30) is good or just aim for 7pm if she's up around 3.30-4 ?!

    I don't remember the previous nap transition being so tricky!


 

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