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General Sleep Issues / Re: 2-1 a fresh look
« Last post by LaraAndrea on September 18, 2017, 22:39:05 pm »
We have been doing earlier bedtime, I do agree that may be our best bet. But even when she had 2 good naps she only did 10.5-11h nights. Consistent 11h would be nice :)

We sorta created/supported the 6am wake up as that is what works for me going back to work.

I still try for a cat nap each day... But it hasn't been successful since beginning of September.

She doesn't usually crash at BT, actually some days she has fought BT (but she also just cutting tooth)

I was hoping to push her morning a bit as she is taking longer to settle for her nap and occasionally does shorter nap. I have meeting at the daycare tomorrow. I would like to see how flexible they will be with the routine I give them.
Unfortunately you may need to hold at that AT for couple more days to see true results. Anything over 4h would be considered above avg AT for that age.... That being said, my LO needed above avg AT in the AM. But since you had good nap the other day and you only just made the change I would try for a couple more days.

An OT baby at night is just the worst. Could he be teething too? When I had such strong nights crying I would notice a new tooth popping through the next day or so.

Around that age (for me at least) I had to push LO 2nd nap much later if she had a good first nap. Then we either had to push BT back slightly or cut that 2nd nap short, just enough so she could make it to BT.

It is awful to be "stuck" at home, my LO only slept in crib as well. I only have the one child so I can only imagine what you are going through.

Naps / Re: 2-1 Nap transition??
« Last post by LaraAndrea on September 18, 2017, 21:47:29 pm »
I am sorry to hear the daycare is not being cooperative. That is so frustrating. Hopefully he will settle in at daycare and not "seem" so tired.

With the 4 days at home you may be able to make some adjustments.
Naps / Re: Tips on minimising hysterical crying before naps?
« Last post by LaraAndrea on September 18, 2017, 21:44:05 pm »
You could delay feeds slightly after wake up to hit the 4h. Eventually her At will increase then you will be back to feeding directly after sleep.

As baby gets older and awake time gets even longer and solids are introduced you will see that even more
Breast Feeding / Re: 4months old- wakes up frequently at night
« Last post by *Ali* on September 18, 2017, 21:29:35 pm »
There's a big growth spurt at 4mo so it could be that.

Do you feed to sleep in the day?
General Sleep Issues / Re: One nap - almost 11 months
« Last post by My little Liam on September 18, 2017, 20:42:54 pm »
Hi jess,
Yes I think you are right and I might need to do a short catnap. The afternoon catnap was becoming impossible but I can't seem to time the morning catnap right. Maybe you could suggest something?
E.A.S.Y. Forum / Re: Almost 9month old - struggling with afternoon nap
« Last post by jessmum46 on September 18, 2017, 20:22:24 pm »
What about putting him down a bit later for the afternoon nap?  I suspect he's just not tired enough at the time you put him down after such a good morning nap.  Maybe push it to 3.45/4pm, and wake him after 30-45 mins if needed to make sure he still goes to bed ok?
General Sleep Issues / Re: One nap - almost 11 months
« Last post by jessmum46 on September 18, 2017, 20:18:18 pm »
We did set nap and bedtime on one nap but let LO wake naturally in the morning.  I felt they kind of needed somewhere to catch up!  I found that if the catch up was really needed, then they would take the normal long nap anyway.  And if it was shorter when they woke late it didn't matter because they took as much sleep as they needed and then were fine to get through a bit longer afternoon as the morning A time was shorter.  Just a word of warning though - they can accumulate OT at this stage very very quickly and it may be you need to try hanging onto 2 naps when you can for now until LO can properly handle the one nap every day.  I would say your LO was almost certainly OT by bedtime with such long A times - if you can't do any earlier bedtime than 2000 then I think your one nap needs to be later in the day to prevent OT by bedtime.  Have you thought about trying a short am catnap to push the long nap later?
General Sleep Issues / Re: 2-1 a fresh look
« Last post by jessmum46 on September 18, 2017, 20:14:00 pm »
I would probably try a bit earlier bedtime for now - perhaps 6-6.30pm?  I wonder if she is overtired by 7pm and then crashing (for us that's what tends to give 10.5h nights as opposed to 11h+) as for a little one on one nap her day is rather long right now.  It seems like sometimes they can cope with one long A time, but then the other really needs to be quite short to compensate until they get quite a bit older.  As she gets a bit more rested you may be able to push the whole day out so nap and bedtime can come slightly later and then the morning will hopefully follow x
Naps / Re: 2-1 Nap transition??
« Last post by JCN on September 18, 2017, 20:10:20 pm »
Thanks. Unfortunately I've already tried this. On settling in I was asked to give nursery his current routine but they are saying he's getting tired before his usual time, so they are putting him down for sleep earlier than his usual 9:30/10. I've explained that he rarely naps very long at this time (I especially emphasise this if they comment that he didn't sleep well) but they consistently put him down at 8:30/45 as they say he's very tired by that point. It could be that ha tiring quicker while he's there as more active than at home but the length of his naps is suggesting otherwise.

I'm then finding it hard to adjust A time for his BT and then the whole. Ugh this ruined.

We have 4 days together per week where he's not in child care and I'm hoping to tweak something on these days to help?
He's currently still going for apps at 9:30 and 2ish but only for an hour each and is then becoming increasingly unsettled from as early as 2am and almost always 4am. So going to try pushing am nap back to sleep 10:00 and see if this helps.
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