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Time change and nap
« on: March 11, 2019, 11:34:59 am »
Ugh daylight savings And losing an hour. I forget how does this work with naps. When the clocks says 1pm itís technically still 12 pm. Will my lo not nap until the clock says 2 pm which is technically 1pm the time he normally naps ?

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Re: Time change and nap
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 12:14:22 pm »
When the clocks says 1pm itís technically still 12 pm. Will my lo not nap until the clock says 2 pm which is technically 1pm the time he normally naps ?

yes, when the clocks move forward, so at 1pm your LO would feel like it was only 12pm, then new 2pm would correspond to his old 1 pm nap time.

You could try waking him up in the morning though (so an hour earlier than usual for him) so that he doesn't have a "lie in" with the new time.  Then he might still be ready to nap at his usual time of 1pm (i.e. an hour earlier than usual). 
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 13:22:30 pm »
Ok. I did wake him at 730 on the clock which was technically 630. He was passed out cold. Iím just hoping to get him to nap before 2 since I need to walk out to the bus at 145 for his older brother which is technically still 1245 and I donít think heíll nap that early. But if he doesnít i canít get his brother off the bus unless heís asleep since he climbs out of his crib. This is going to get ugly. 

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Re: Time change and nap
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 09:14:17 am »
good luck!  it can be messy for a few days but hopefully you will adjust soon xx
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 17:57:21 pm »
Heís waking a bit earlier everyday. Monday 730 today 715 (which really is still like 615/630 am) napping around 145 pm which is still kind of 1245 for an 1.5 and bedtime isnít easy he still awake at 9 which is technically 8 pm. He always goes to sleep easy so this is def he time change. Not sure what else I can do. Maybe wake him by 7 am tomorrow morning and get in for nap by 130 (he used to go at 1:15 pm) and hope heíll go to bed at night earlier. ? Iím all confused. lol.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 09:18:00 am »
My approach has been to just go for it with the new times (WU, naptime and BT, and also BT) and after 2-3 days things usually settled down.  I found if I took things too slowly and gradually, then they wouldn't adjust.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 19:24:59 pm »
So just let him sleep to 730 am and try for a nap at 115 pm as usual ? Itís not working out to well lol

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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 09:02:02 am »
I meant just stick to your old routine but at the new times, so everything is one hour earlier than he's used to.  Wake him up at the new time if you need to, i.e. if he's still asleep.

You don't have to do it like that of course, but that's what I found easiest for me.
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 11:07:11 am »
Thatís what Iím doing but itís not working 😕

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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 12:55:26 pm »
which bit exactly is the problem?

Could you let me know his old routine (before clock change) ie. WU, nap time and BT, and what times you are trying for/getting now - the same ones?  You were getting nap resistance recently weren't you?
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 17:55:50 pm »
Before clock change he was up around 630/45 nap from around 1:15-2:45/3:15 usually about 1.5 hours. So about 6.5 hrs A time. He definitely wonít nap if his brother or father are home. So usually he goes at least 2 days without a nap and is a mess in the afternoon.  He doesnít nap everyday so I know my days are numbered lol. But he goes through phases heís not napping for days heíll nap for a week. We have a bedtime routine with his older brother whoís 5.5 and they are usually in bed by 8 maybe asleep by 830 but on days when he doesnít nap thatís a long day for him and he starts waking up earlier in the morning. I guess Iím hoping heíll hold onto at least a 1 hour nap for a while and hopefully it wont push bedtime out much later or cause him to wake earlier in the morning. Since the clock change I have to wake him in the morning since heís still asleep at 715 and then of course I canít get him to nap at all.

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Re: Time change and nap
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 11:12:17 am »
so is he going to sleep at BT at the new time?

And are his nights a bit longer than before if you're not getting EWs any more (you said you're having to wake him)?

Maybe that's why you're struggling to get a nap?  Is that the issue then, the lack of nap now?
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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 17:22:04 pm »
Yes now heís waking around 7/715 he wonít nap unless we are in the car. I canít get him to go upstairs to his room even. So heís just non stop all day until bedtime. Iíve been doing a 12.5 hour day so heís in bed by 730 and no more early waking. But totally would prefer a nap over early bedtime. Ugh. I even tried waking him by 7 am to get him to nap but no luck. Although heís been asking to for for a ride in the car and heíll fall asleep there he just doesnít want to go in his crib. Iím missing the nap bad. Ugh 

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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2019, 17:44:21 pm »
We are on two weeks now of him only napping in the car for about 45 mins. For some reason he wonít nap in his crib. Heíll ask me if we can go for a ride when heís tired. He never slept in the car his whole life!