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« on: November 01, 2017, 00:49:56 am »
Hi, so Dd naps have been going well until past 2 weeks. So I have been lengthening them. She's now at 3h45m. But she still has short naps. How do I know if I pushing it too fast?
And what's the primary diff between UT and OT?

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Re: Naps
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 10:29:54 am »
UT and OT?
Usually length of nap. Ideally when you increase A time, you keep it still at the same new time for 3-4 days to allow naps to lengthen. What happened over the last 2 weeks? Did naps change quickly or gradually? Did anything change in her life recently?

How old is DD now?
Can you post her EAS?



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Re: Naps
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 18:36:12 pm »
She will be 4mos in a week.
We have been moving her naps later in 5min increments every few days. She was sleeping relatively well a couple weeks ago and now only sleeps 1 cycle for naps. Her night sleeps are great tho.  She is also out of her swaddle now.
It may have been I she wasn't ready to change yet.
Today I pushed her naps back a bit so that she is at 3.5 to 3.75 hr easy. She woke after 1 cycle again. But this time she went back to sleep after 20mins.  May have been bc I was holding an arm down while she was sucking the other hand. 
E 730
S 9-9:15
E 11-11:15
S 12:30-12:45
E 2:30-2:45
S 4-4:15
E 5:30-545
CF 6:30-7
S 7:30-8
DF 11:30

Her naps I keep to 1h30 to 1h45.  Every nap in past week, she has woken.  Before she slept well.
Gladly, her night sleep is amazing.

Thanks in advance for Ur input


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Re: Naps
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 18:34:01 pm »
So we had one day of success yest. I changed a few things. Put her in bed 5min early, swaddled one arm, the other left out for her thumb. And instead of going in I would shush into the monitor mic if she started to look fuss. 
My question is if she wakes after 45mins and hard to settle is it sign she is UT?

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Re: Naps
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2017, 20:53:40 pm »
My question is if she wakes after 45mins and hard to settle is it sign she is UT?
Often, yes. I think given she's nearly 4 months, you could aim for 2hr A time in the next week and that should be fine.
Keep in mind though, that at 4 months, sleep cycles become more pronounced and LOs often go through a sleep regression and need more help to get through the transition to another sleep cycle to lengthen the nap.