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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2015, 14:09:54 pm »
I would push the morning A 10 mins, and if you get 1.5h or more then push the second A as well x
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2015, 14:37:09 pm »
Ok I'll give it a try today. Thanks!

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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2015, 14:55:36 pm »
Good luck x
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2015, 19:26:47 pm »
Yeah I did.....but I didn't hear back so I thought I may not have been posting in the right place  :-X

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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2015, 20:11:10 pm »
He went right to sleep still this morning when I added the 10min but he still napped about 1hr 20min. I kept the second A time the same as usual and he's been asleep now for 45min. Let's say I'm able to get him to take a CN later and he has a later BT, how long do I let him sleep tonight? If he has a longer than 12 hour day, do I have him sleep less than 12hr at night?

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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2015, 21:35:44 pm »
Kfro can you link your thread?
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2015, 08:28:51 am »
I have found the post (although have realised it was started when ds was four months and then progressed until he was five months.... So a good month ago) but I have no idea how to link it?

4 month old sleep all over the place

Not sure if the above works?

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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2015, 10:29:08 am »
Ah ok if it's a month or two old I would start a new one with the updated info xx
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2015, 01:49:46 am »
I believe I'm joining in here. DD2 is 5.5 months and has been a great sleeper since birth and naps easily. Lately she has been EW and having multiple NWs so I think we are at the 3-2. Below is our current routine I guess my only question is what happens to the food(E) when you go to two naps?

WU 645/7
E 7
A 2.5-2.75
S 930
E 11
A 2.5 hours
S 1330
E 1500
A 2.5 hours
S 530 CN 30min we wake her
A 630 bath
E 7/715
BT 730/745
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2015, 08:11:25 am »
We did E at WU, after each nap and at BT.  So not a strict 4h in between but still four feeds in the day.  Solids will come into the mix soon and we gave those an hour after milk.  If your LO can't last the 4h+ between the first two feeds particularly you can offer a top-up pre-nap x
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2015, 11:19:11 am »
Right now I wake DD2 from her naps. I did that with my older LOs too. How long should the two naps be? 2 hours each. Total of 4 hrs daytime sleep?
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2015, 11:20:25 am »
Two naps of 1.5-2h usually :). If naps are more like 1.5h, you will have a shorter day, if naps are 2h each you'd tend to have a longer day but whatever suits your LO best x
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2015, 12:54:41 pm »
Jessmum46,
Since my last post about a week ago, I increased the morning A time by 10min and he only napped 30min for two days.  The third day my mother in law had him and she put him down 10min later and he slept almost 2hr.  I decided to go with that the next day and again he slept 30min.  He did that the rest of the week and all of his naps after that were short as well. It was hard to make it to a decent BT every day.  It was a rough week with more NWs too.  He also started rolling in his swaddle so we had to take his arms out so that probably didn't help, but I think he is used to arms out now.

So now A times are at 2hr 30min.  Yesterday he finally napped better.  He did 1hr 20min for the first nap and almost 2hr for the second nap.  I had to do CN 2hr 45min A time but he took it, which put BT pretty late but it worked.  However, he woke up a lot earlier than I expected.  He went to bed at 8pm and woke at 6am.  Not sure if that's normal due to the long day, but he only woke once in the night!

Now, do I continue to push the A time by 10min?  I did the last 10min increase for 4 days.  Is my goal to keep extending it by 10min every 3-4 days until we reach 3hr? 

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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2015, 19:10:40 pm »
Mom2012 - if you are getting good naps where you are, with no CN refusal or NWs/EWs then I would stay put.  However if having the CN causes you to have a short night (I would consider 10h pretty short) then you may just need to do as you said and aim to push the A times just a little more so that an EBT becomes feasible rather than doing the CN.  Once you get to about 2h45-3h across the day two naps should be fine.  So you are nearly there!
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Re: Anyone want to talk about 3:2 nap transition? Part 3
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2015, 20:38:13 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I had went ahead and decided to increase 10min yesterday. First nap was 1hr 30min but second nap was only 35min and he had a harder time going to sleep. Again today, first nap was 1hr 41min and second nap only 30min and also hard to get to sleep. Do you think I shouldnt have increased both? Should I go back or stick with it? I had been doing that 2hr 30min A time for the second nap for almost a month and the majority of the time its a short nap so I thought he might need more A time. Now I don't know if he needs more or less! This is so difficult to figure out!!