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2-1 transition
« on: November 10, 2016, 20:09:09 pm »
Hi, my DD2 is 10,5 months old and very LSN. She's been in 2x30 min naps for past 2 months. She needs 4-4,5 hours between naps.

Wu 6:30
S.  10:30
A.  11
S.   15
A.  15:30
Bt.   19:30

As she started refusing her naps we decided to give one nap a go, but
For past few I have been trying to put her for a nap around 11, 11:30, 12:00 with little success. She will eventually fall asleep but not without crying. Then she weeps for 30 min in her sleep. She woke up after 40 min and I managed to resettle her so in the end she slept till 2 (1,5h). Bt was 6:30-7. She stirred around 11:30 and then slept till 6.  Why all that crying before nap though?

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Re: 2-1 transition
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 19:57:37 pm »
Hi there!
I remember your very LSN DD, it doesn't surprise me that she is starting the 2-1 quite young!

You say she started refusing naps...which nap did she start refusing- 1st, 2nd or both?  Before moving straight to one nap, lots of people try shortening one of the naps first. Would that work for your DD?

If not and you feel 1 nap is best way to go, can I ask something:
For past few I have been trying to put her for a nap around 11, 11:30, 12:00 with little success.
We're these attempts all in one day or different times over a few days? If all in one day the crying could be protest if trying nap too early? Or could it be OT at jump to later A time? The transition to 1 nap is tricky and many struggle to jump all in one and take a while to adapt to it.

I think I'd try choosing an A time/set nap time(s)- if doing 2 naps- and stick to it for around a week and see whether she settles into new routine.
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Re: 2-1 transition
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 21:33:40 pm »
Timing is an issue here as she wakes up at 6:30 and at 11 she is still not ready, she will be yawning though, but as soon as she gets to her bedroom she will start screaming. Ideally she would have 5 hours between naps so this would make second one very late. We tried putting her to bed around 12, 12:30 but she sleeps only 30 min and then BT at 6.

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Re: 2-1 transition
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2016, 20:35:11 pm »
Hmmm, that's not a lot of sleep at all. What are her nights like?

Do you think the crying before the nap feels OT, UT or maybe developmental e.g. Seperation anxiety or sleep regression?
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