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Offline LaraAndrea

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Capping her nap? 2.5 YO
« on: March 20, 2019, 12:33:40 pm »
My little girl is almost 2.5 and we are noticing some sleep changes, so just wondering about next steps...
She naturally over time has pushed her nap time back, I can't say that she is fighting her nap b/c she definitely still wants it (asks for it) and she will sleep between 1-2h. But....
She is now fighting bedtime and waking early...

Ex. BT 8:00 (won't go down till 8:30)
       WT 6:30 (up between 6:00-6:15)

I know this is not awful, but I want to get on top of this before it gets worse!!

On weekends we have been capping her nap at 1:15-1:30, but daycare is all over the place (45-2:00) and we don't always know...

My instincts are to cap her nap further (45-60 min), I do not want her going to bed later as we don't have much flexibility in AM to let her sleep longer due to work/daycare...

Does this sound reasonable?
 Hasty?
Could the BT fight and EW be due to something else?
Her behavior does not seem like the OT wakes we have had at other stages (but toddlers seem to live to throw you off your game haha)

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Re: Capping her nap? 2.5 YO
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 21:03:59 pm »
I think you are on the right pattern, some toddlers have dropped their nap by 2.5yo, so capping it is reasonable.
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Re: Capping her nap? 2.5 YO
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 21:18:28 pm »
Thanks!!
You think she is probably UT with her early wakes? She seems very happy.


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Re: Capping her nap? 2.5 YO
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 15:28:02 pm »
HI - I would always shave 15 mins off nap time at the beginning of the nap (Olly would always fight sleep anyway) and then keep WU the same so always the same amount of WU the to BT - if that makes sense?!

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Re: Capping her nap? 2.5 YO
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 00:40:23 am »
Yes, I find she is naturally pushing nap so that has worked and we are waking after 1.5 h which is basically same previous wake up time. The daycare does not follow the same structure, but they wake her after 1.5h (they say)... No, success yet, but she probably needs  the nap to be cut even more...

I know we need to but it feels so odd and I am going to miss the Break 😞