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13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« on: September 28, 2009, 18:32:12 pm »
My 13 mo is now takes one nap a day, unfortunately it is too short.  We got back from a vacation with a 3 hour time difference a few weeks ago and it has gotten worse.  She used to nap for 1 hour and 15 minutes, but now only naps for 55 minutes.  She goes to sleep on her own for her nap and at bedtime, but cries and cries if I try to have her take a 2nd nap.  She goes to bed around 6:45 and wakes up at 6:00 am.  Her is usually around 11 am.  She is a very light sleeper.  When she wakes up from the nap she stands up in her crib and starts to cry right away.  Should I just leave her in there and she if she will eventually go back to sleep?  I think she is pretty tired, but has never been a good/long sleeper.  Thanks!!!

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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 22:18:05 pm »
13 months is pretty young to be on one nap, have you tried giving her a short (like 30 mins) nap at around 10.30 and then another nap in the afternoon?





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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 17:58:03 pm »
She cries and cries if I try to put her down any earlier than 11.  Should I just wake her after 30?  I am worried that she still won't go to sleep for her 2nd nap.

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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 18:42:10 pm »
It's got to be worth a try, no? You could do a 'proper' nap at 2.30. Even if the second nap is only an hour, it will still leave her with a shorter A time before bed.





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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 18:13:25 pm »
:(  No luck.  I have tried this for several days and she still won't take a second nap so she is more tired than ever.  Any other suggestions?  Thank you for your help!!!!

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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 18:46:18 pm »
I dunno, but she must be very overtired at this point. How about some early nights, and anything you can do (APOP) to extend that nap?





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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 18:59:12 pm »
Ok.  She has been going to bed around 6:45, but I will start to push that up too.  I have tried the car and stroller, but haven't had luck yet.  I will keep trying. Thanks!

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Re: 13 mo with short 50 minute nap
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 19:01:23 pm »
Looking back at your first post, she wakes at 6am? Honestly I would try to have her down for 5.30pm for a few days, and see if that helps. At this point, it reads that she is having only about 11.5-12 hours sleep in 24, I'm thinking she needs more like 15 hours. So anything you can do (including insanely early bedtimes) is probably going to help.
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