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Canines and napping
« on: December 19, 2016, 19:49:29 pm »
Has anyone experienced shorten naps all of a sudden when canines are cutting?

Our recent EASY was:
WU 8 am
S 1-3 pm
BT 8:30 pm

He's been teething then for a couple of weeks but last week they are started cutting one by one. He's also not a little congested with a cough for the last two days. Yesterday and today I got crappy 1-1:20 hr naps. I don't know what to do about bedtime. He usually does 11 hr nights 😣

Today he slept from 1:15-2:20. What do I do?
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2016, 19:56:59 pm »
Are you doing set naps and BT? Ifso then try to keep BT as close to 8pm as possible, 7.30 at the earliest.

We often get shorter naps and EW with teething, just another thing to interfere with sleep 🙄
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 20:04:59 pm »
Lol I'm seriously having a party when he's officially done teething! These are by far the worst! Last night he was up so many times crying from 9-12. I can't even fully count. And that was after fighting sleep for a full hour 😳

Anyways, we did A times but his body clock is pretty set give or take 15 minutes for nap and bedtime. I was thinking 7:30ish and praying for a 7:30 wake up so we can maintain the routine. 
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 21:37:29 pm »
Fingers crossed! Good luck.

If you get EW (common with teething) try to keep nap as close to normal time as possible to maintain routine.
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2016, 12:12:08 pm »
So I had a EW lol...5 am and managed to get him to sleep 5:30-6:30. Still a short night since he went to sleep at 8 so with NW that's about 10 hours of sleep which isn't enough for him with a onehour nap.

At this age (18.5 months), with illness (he's congested and has a cough that's been keeping him up), is he too old for 2 naps?

I'm getting concerned about building up a lot of OT while he's sick.
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2016, 20:21:11 pm »
At this age (18.5 months), with illness (he's congested and has a cough that's been keeping him up), is he too old for 2 naps?

I would say "yes" Try to stick to one nap and slightly earlier BT if you need to. Mine have always caught up on sleep after teething or other disruptions by sleeping longer at nap and/or night once whatever has thrown them off has passed. At this age they do self regulate to some extent.
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 00:01:15 am »
Ok that's definitely encouraging. He has been a hot mess since waking up from his nap. Super touchy and crying at the drop of the hat. It's so not like him. He's generally a happy active toddler even if he's tired so I know it's pain related but the lack of sleep is definitely not helping matters. I'm aiming for 7:30-7:45 since he didn't tack on sleep last night 🙄
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2016, 12:19:27 pm »
Bless him, maybe a day for sofa and snuggles?
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Re: Canines and napping
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2016, 03:06:13 am »
Yes! I have broken all my mommy rules while he and I recover from sickness. That includes lots of couch and family movies  :D
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