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Offline Lindsay27

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2016, 18:53:10 pm »
We are pretty much in the same boat.  My DD will still take a good morning nap but then all out refuses a PM nap.  We had 4 days this week where she only took the 1 morning nap, it wasn't pretty! So I don't think I have a choice at this point!  I hope it works for you, we are right there along with you!



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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2016, 17:55:48 pm »
My dd is now taking 25 minutes to fall asleep for the morning nap.  (If I keep it at 11:30)
I had another appt yesterday during her naptime and she dosed off for 25/30 minutes in the car at 11:30 and I put her down for her next nap at 2:45 and she slept until 4:45.  I thought she would be cranky staying up til 11:30 with such a short nap.

I'm thinking she either needs a longer A time (but that would be pushing it until 11:45) or stick with a shorter morning nap at 11:15- but what if she refuses it and will take her 20 minutes to fall asleep?

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2016, 19:49:17 pm »
I agree hun - if you push your A time you are really looking at almost a 1 nap day, which is fine, but I would only allow for maybe a 20min CN in the late afternoon to get her to BT, or try 1 nap and pull BT forward.

Alternatively you can stick with the shorter morning nap and do a longer one in the PM, it is honestly just kind of trial and error re: if she refuses it.  If she takes a long time to fall asleep I would just adjust the PM nap accordingly (you might have to push it out and cap it).   Have you ever tried an earlier morning nap...at like 10:30?  Do you think she would all out refuse?



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« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2016, 01:09:06 am »
I haven't tried the earlier nap at like 10:30; I think she would refuse, but it's probably worth a shot. 

Today it took 20 minutes to fall asleep, then she woke 40 minutes in again, with her nap being at 11:30.  I'll try putting her down tomorrow at 10:30 and see how she does 😣




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« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2016, 13:35:35 pm »
So she did fall asleep but I hate waking her after only 40 minutes 😣.
She had another doctors appointment yesterday, and then we had to wait at the pharmacy for way too long so it cut into her nap. I then fed her lunch and put her down at 1 o'clock and she slept until 315.

She was fine until her bed time (which was delayed a bit) and fell asleep by 8.  Woke up at 7am.





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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #35 on: October 18, 2016, 15:21:00 pm »
I hate waking too, but it sounds like a good day and good WU! 



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« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2016, 15:35:21 pm »
Sorry I meant to clarify.  The nap from 1-3:15 was without the short nap, it was only a single nap day.

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2016, 23:57:40 pm »
Oh sorry, I thought you meant the 40min nap was in the morning.  So a 1 nap day seemed to go okay?  The 2-1 is a very long transition (at least it was for my DS) where you may have a few 1 nap days but then need a 2 nap day to catch up.



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« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2016, 03:22:17 am »
It did seem to go okay, however she was exhausted by 10:30 this morning, instead of her normal 11:30.  I put her down at 10:30, expecting a 40 minute nap, but she slept for 1.5 hours, so I capped her evening nap today. 

Ahh this is going to be a long few months 😊

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #39 on: October 19, 2016, 12:06:24 pm »
Oh good thinking, it sounds like you really have a handle on what she needs! :). Some people are able to drop to 1 nap pretty quickly but I found it was really back and forth for us for a good while.



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« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2016, 17:53:50 pm »
The last few days she did not appear tired at all until 1pm, so I attempted a 1 nap day but she woke screaming 40 minutes into her nap.  Could this be because she is over tired?  I know 40 minutes is usually UT but it doesn't make sense here.   I was able to get her back to sleep around 3 and she slept until 4:45.

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2016, 18:36:22 pm »
Ya I would say probably OT too, even though the nap was 40mins.  Have you tried a short AM or does it mess with your play group?  Today we had a 7am WU and a short nap from 10:30-11 and just went down again at 2:30 so we'all see how that goes!



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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2016, 20:00:50 pm »
I did try that and it seemed to work.  I stupidly thought she could handle the one nap  because she never seemed tired, lol.  I think I'll be sticking to the short morning nap though.  😊  Hopefully today works out for you- I know how frustrating it can be 😊

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2016, 19:59:13 pm »
Short morning nap today at 11am, woke up miserable after 40 minutes.  Nap at 3pm, woke at 50 minutes even more miserable 😣😣

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Re: Capping naps?
« Reply #44 on: November 01, 2016, 15:45:11 pm »
Our naps are pretty much non existent.  She cries when I put her down(which she never did), and when she finally falls asleep, it is only for 20-40 minutes, and it takes 30 minutes to calm her.  Bedtime isn't affected at all.  I'm at a loss 😣😞