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Offline Ilaria2510

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2-1 transition need help
« on: December 19, 2016, 11:33:50 am »
Hi
I think my daughter Lily (nearly 10 months) after 3 weeks of 30 min sleep around 9.50 AM and 1.5/2 hours around 2.30/3 PM is moving to one nap.
WU is at 7
Lunch 12/12.15
BT is at 8 PM
Today her nap was from 11 to 12.45 which is Very unusual and she would surely be overtired at BT. I'm also afraid this could bring EW.
Anyone can help please?
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Re: 2-1 transition need help
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 21:35:15 pm »
Hi there!

Here's a useful link re the 2-1 transition: From 2 to 1 nap transition (10-12m and older)

10 mo is still quite young to only take 1 nap and there is a risk of OT creeping in if that is your pattern for more than a couple of days.

Your options when the nap gets so close to the middle of the day are:

1) Try to squeeze in a very short catnap (even as short as 15-20 mins) around 4/4.30. Sometimes it's easier/possible to AP this in the buggy/pram/car. This can be enough to get to normal BT, avoid OT and maintain night sleep.

2) if you can't get your LO to CN, move bedtime much earlier, my DD would normally have BT around 7-7.30 but during the 2-1 transition went to sleep as early as 6pm.

3) You may find you get a mix of one and 2 nap days. This seems to help avoid OT. My DD did alternate 1 & 2 nap days from around 10-11 mo but didn't transition to only 1 nap consistently until around 13mo.

HTH. Come back if you want to chat through.
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Re: 2-1 transition need help
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 07:35:01 am »
Thank you very much for your help!
The CN in buggy is what I did yesterday 3.10-3.45 because I think she would like to go for 1 nap but she is not ready. BT was at 8.20
She will probably do as your daughter did..
Today WU was good at 7.10
Let's see what happens today!

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Re: 2-1 transition need help
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 19:36:13 pm »
Good luck!

Yes the CN is really helpful when they are almost ready for 1 nap but not quite. You may find you need to cut it shorter if you start getting BT refusal/too late a BT or EW but it sounds like the 30min CN is about right for her just now
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 09:55:16 am »
Yesterday it was a very unusual day!
WU 7
Nap 1 until 2.30  :o she didn't want to sleep any more
BT 8.15 she didn't want to go to bed
Today WU 7.50 great!

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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 13:19:05 pm »
That does look like a good day but as I said before just be careful of OT building up as 10mo is still young for only 1 nap every day & 6hrs A time before and after nap is a lot for a LO that age. You may find she has 2 naps today or tomorrow and alternates for a while.
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 09:36:26 am »
You were perfectly right!
After 2 days of 1 nap and amazing WU at 7.50, today we are on the 2 naps.
Thanks a lot for your support!

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2016, 14:10:51 pm »
Sounds a lot like my DD at the same age. I hope it's a smooth transition for you.
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