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Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« on: July 12, 2016, 14:27:42 pm »
Hello there.

My DD is 3 years old and now we are down to a 30m nap from which I wake her. It is really hard for her to wake up from this nap but this is what gives her the longest night. What's after that? A 20m nap or cut it out? I'm thinking that she won't take the nap drop too well so I'm leaning towards a 20m nap. Has anyone done a 20m nap?
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2016, 14:35:40 pm »
Hi AMJ

I found it was much easier waking DD1 after 15/20 mins than 30 mins as they haven't gone into that deeper sleep so definitely give it a go if you don't think she will cope with dropping completely.
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2016, 15:12:08 pm »
20 min CN was our life saver and DS1 always woke up happy from it.
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2016, 19:38:01 pm »
Thank you ladies for a quick reply. We will give it a go then :)



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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2016, 20:06:19 pm »
Hope it helps x
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 07:00:38 am »
Good luck!  20 mins was a winner here too, though usually did it in the car as it was better waking her that way x
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 13:40:04 pm »
Thanks ladies



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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 14:09:31 pm »
Hi ladies

So we've been trying a 20m nap but it's not really working. It seems that she gets OT by the end of the day after it and then either has a short night anyways or has a NWU. So I went back to 30m nap which gave us a 9hr45m night at first (her average night is 10hrs) but on the second and third day of a 30m nap her night shortened to 9.5hrs and then to 9hrs15m. Her mood is really grumpy too. I wonder what else can I try? The only thing that come to mind is a NND every 2nd or 3rd day but I'm really not looking forward to it.
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2016, 16:04:01 pm »
I would be tempted to cut the nap altogether I think, I know she's always had short nights and I wonder if perhaps even 20 mins is robbing any chance of a long enough night to avoid OT?  She's of an age where no naps is common, I'd set bedtime and ride it out for a week or two and see what happens x
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2016, 16:09:07 pm »
I'd cut it out too, ride out the OT with EBT.
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2016, 16:21:35 pm »
Thanks ladies. I'll give that a try



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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 16:36:20 pm »
We had a 5.45pm on our first nnd was bliss lol x
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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2016, 22:42:52 pm »
Oh wow Zoe that's super early. DD is very prone to EWUs so her regular BT is at 10pm during summer and 9pm in winter. So 7 pm would be pretty early for her I think



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Re: Cutting nap to 20 minutes?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2016, 06:20:57 am »
Ds1 is a bit of an EW though so we had no choice.x
Zoe