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Advice for timing BT
« on: January 13, 2016, 02:00:58 am »
DS is 13 months and just started daycare full-time last week. At home, he was doing a 30-40 min am nap, a 2 hour pm nap (ending around 3:30/4), a BT of 7 and an 11-12 hr night. At daycare he only has one nap and it's usually 1h20-1h40 minutes (I am hoping it lengthens as he settles into a one nap routine). He usually naps from 12-1:20/1:40. What BT would you shoot for following a day like that? He used to wake at 7 but lately it's been 6:30.
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 06:48:11 am »
Hi Lily_layne, is there any reason why daycare aren't following your routine?

I would go for as early as you can, I'm guessing you lo is pretty ot dropping so much sleep.  Hopefully he will tack on for you so you don't have an ew  :'(

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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 19:48:00 pm »
DD napped terribly at nursery.  We used to do 6pm regularly and on shocking days as early as 5.30pm :(
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 11:52:04 am »
Yes, I'd definitely consider something starting with a 6! The EW looks like OT creeping in, but also might be  because the bulk of his daytime sleep has been shifted earlier, as far as I can see.
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2016, 01:49:31 am »
Thanks! I had been getting him ready for bed at 6 but I shifted it earlier the last few days and had him asleep by 6 and he had some good, long nights. I wanted to make sure I was on the right track. That makes sense that the 630 WU could be the whole day shifting earlier which I'm ok with since I need to be up and getting ready for work anyway and it is nice to have him down earlier in the evening (so I can do even more work ::) ).

Today he slept for over 2 hours at daycare :)
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2016, 19:46:57 pm »
Sounds good!
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 02:30:00 am »
The last few nights have been ugly but I'm chalking it up to a combination of a cold, OT, and the major life change of FT daycare. I do hope it gets better soon. I also hope he settles into a one nap routine soon too - I hate trying to figure out what to do for naps on weekends when he's home. I'm not a fan of nap transitions!
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2016, 02:11:39 am »
I have a few more questions if you ladies don't mind! DS is adjusting well to having only one nap at daycare and most naps are 2h-2h15 (with the odd 1h45). I have still been doing BT around 6 since he seems tired. He resisted BT last night and I'm wondering if that's a sign that he needs a push since he's napping longer. He'd doing 12-13h nights with a 6 pm BT. Should I stick with that for now or push it a bit since the nap is lengthening?

He also is happily doing 2 naps at home on the weekends (30m am, 1h30-2h pm nap). Should I push him onto one nap at home also? He'll be home with me all next week and I don't want to send things backwards by having him napping twice.
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2016, 13:09:36 pm »
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2016, 13:27:43 pm »
From that age I usually based BT on WU time from last nap.  If he's resisting BT, then, yes, I'd bump it, but only by 15 mins or so.  I think I'd probably try to stick with one nap at home, just so you can really get a fix on that BT.
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Re: Advice for timing BT
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2016, 22:01:09 pm »
Thanks. We tried 2 naps today since he was up earlier than usual (615) and I'm sure he was OT for the am nap since he woke crying after 30 min but then he fought the pm nap and only did 45 min. Back to 1 nap tomorrow!

His nights are getting a bit shorter too (12 hrs instead of 13) so I think he's adjusting to one nap and needs BT pushed a bit later.
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