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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2016, 20:36:51 pm »
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She has just been 5 months, I have been aiming for 2 hour A time as she seems to be at her max then, settles really easily but if I go beyond that is hard to settle.

However I can try pushing out in smaller increments this week and see how we go..

Just reeling from a hideous bedtime. So OT, 1 hour total hysteria, asleep for 20 mins and then another 30 min hysterical crying.

Any suggestions on losing dummy or just putting up with it until she can pop back in herself.

Her nights are crackers. Dd1 wasn't this bad I am sure  ;)
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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2016, 23:45:07 pm »
Ah, okay...sorry, I get the weeks all messed up LOL, and then I notice you have a ticker ::)  I would try to aim for a 2.15hr A time in that case.  I really found that between 5-6 months the A times skyrocketed and I had to keep on the borderline of OT in order to get through the 3-2.



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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2016, 20:29:52 pm »
Hi
well she woke at 6am today and did not resettle, I pushed her A Times but we had a hideous day
WU : 6am
E: offered at 7, 7.20 none. 7.50-60ml
S 8.20am- 9am, tried for 30 mins to shhhh pat to sleep, failed.
E 9.45 180ml
10.40 60ml
S (was whingy from 11am) 11.30-12 (in pram, would not go back off), finally
S 2-2.40pm
E 3pm 100ml
S 4.45-5.25pm
E 6.15 200ml
S 6.50pm -

I am determined to get a decent nap!!! If it doesn't break me first!! X x
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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2016, 02:37:19 am »
I would just try to hold that A for a few days hun (at least the first A time), and remember if the first nap is short reduce the next A time by 15/20mins.  Honestly I found so much of getting over short naps was developmental...DS didn't take a good nap until he was 6/7 month old and it didn't matter what I did.  I could tweak his routine to death and it didn't make one bit of difference...then one day it was like a switch and he finally started napping (properly lol).  Let's just try to stay in top of the A times and it will happen eventually (though I know you would like it to happen today lol).



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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2016, 05:05:49 am »
Thank you.
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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2016, 09:16:07 am »
Just stopping by with a bunch of encouragement really.
I agree with Lindsay about the developmental aspect. I doubt you will still be struggling with these short naps a month from now. I know a month sounds like a looooong time when you are living it every day but hang in there, there IS hope.  I tried so so hard from 3.5 - 5.5 months with mine, tried all sorts to get him back on track and it just didn't happen until that switch flipped.


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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2016, 01:58:19 am »
How you hanging in there hun?



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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2016, 21:20:47 pm »
Hi
23 weeks now, no improvement in the naps without a lot of resetting or sling use 
Loads of dummy resettles at night as well.
Just have to get through each day really 

Away this weekend which won't help then need to make a decision on whether to ditch the dummy I think.

Feeling pretty tired and low 
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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2016, 00:08:31 am »
Here to hold your hand!!  I know you're tired and I would be too.  Short naps are the pits, you never get a break when you so desperately need one.  I think both mine learned to replug the paci sometime between 5/6 months so it might be worth waiting another week or 2 to see if she can figure it out.  Big hugs!!



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Re: 16 week old still short naps: how to move to 4 hr easy
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2016, 08:51:43 am »
Lots of hugs. Every time I read this thread I remember how hard it was.