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10 month old naps
« on: August 17, 2019, 11:27:45 am »
Hi everyone, looking for advice on EASY for my 10 month old.

Current routine is...
WU: 6/6:15
A: 3hrs
S: 9:00 (1-2hrs)
A: 3.5hrs
S: 13:30/14:00 (depending on last WU) (1.5hrs)
BT: 18:45 and he generally STTN

His am nap has started getting shorter and shorter. He used to have 2hrs and I would need to wake him, then out of nowhere heís started waking after 1hr-1hr15. Should I be pushing the nap later so that he is more tired? Or is it natural that this nap will shorten at this age? He still self  settles fine at 9:00 so Iím not sure if later would end up in OT, and wakes up happy. Should I bring his pm nap earlier and have a shorter A time from a shorter morning nap?

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Re: 10 month old naps
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 22:34:56 pm »
It's a gradual move to 1 nap.
How you tweak is up to you, I found for the big picture a shorter morning nap and longer afternoon worked better. For other people I know they had long morning short afternoon.

Generally speaking as the morning nap gets shorter it indicates A time needs to be longer.

Looking at your whole total sleep 11-11.5 hours overnight and 2.5- 3 hours day sleep would be about right. So it makes sense the morning nap is cutting back
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 08:53:29 am »
Thanks Katet.

I never had this with DS1 as he was a serial cat napper until we reached 1 nap!

So you would suggest stretching the am awake time? Perhaps:

WU: 6:00
S: 9:30-10:30
S: 14:00 - 15:30
BT: 19:00


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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 10:22:35 am »
Sodís Law - put him down at 9am for nap 1 this morning and he slept for 2 hours like he used to!! However, he had a very unsettled night and I think was perhaps compensating.

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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 21:50:49 pm »
Honestly if he's going down easily at the moment I'd probably not change it much for now esp when he did a longer one.
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 17:53:14 pm »
Thanks, Iíve kept it the same and going down at 9am, some days heís sleeping only an hour and other having 90mins - 2 hours. I think just adjust his pm nap and bedtime roughly to accommodate an earlier nap waking. Seems to work ok for now although weíre still getting one odd brief NW per night.