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Offline KKmom

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2-1 Transition Advice Needed (14mo)
« on: August 21, 2019, 15:00:29 pm »
Hi! My 14mo son gave up his 2nd nap while on vacation the last two weeks. Now weíre back home and trying to settle into a new routine. He used to nap 2hrs in the AM then 40min-1hr in the PM. Now that weíre down to 1 nap, heís only napping 1hr30! Itís such a long stretch on both ends of the day and he seems to need more sleep. He wakes crying from his nap but canít go back to sleep, and if he wakes before 7 he also wakes crying (he generally wakes happy). He absolutely refuses a PM nap now, and will cry for 20-30min straight if I try to put him down for one (I tried yesterday since he woke super early and only napped 1hr30 and no luck. I got him up after 30min).

I thought when they transition to one nap itís supposed to be 2.5-3hrs long? How can I extend his nap? Is it possible that heís overtired going into his nap and thatís causing it to be shorter? Or UT? Advice welcome- itís a very long stretch to get from 1:30 to 7p. He always used to fall asleep easy & quickly for his first nap and resist the second. I could try putting him down earlier for his 1st nap but what if he still naps only 1hr30 and then heíll be awake an even longer stretch in the eve!?

Here is our EASY with the new 1 nap day:
7:15- wake & BF
8:30- breakfast
11- snack
11:25-BF
Nap- 11:45-1:15
2- lunch
4-snack
6-dinner
6:45-BF
7- bed (usually asleep by 7:30)

This morning he woke around 6:30, so I got him up, changed him, BF and put him back in bed to see if he would go back to sleep. He fell back to sleep at 7:35. Hoping this morning catnap will help him get closer to 12:30-1 nap time and maybe we can get to a 1-3p nap in the coming weeks. Not sure if this is a good strategy and probably wonít work every day anyway? Really appreciate I put!

Thanks, Kristin

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Re: 2-1 Transition Advice Needed (14mo)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 16:24:05 pm »
I found the increase in AM awake time really helped my LO extend her nap when moved to one nap.

I also found for a short while (as you work through the transition) I would do a little APOP with a short BF cat nap in late afternoon 430 ish (15-20 min) to avoid the OT at bed time

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Re: 2-1 Transition Advice Needed (14mo)
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 21:26:08 pm »
Ok, thanks for your input. Appreciate it. I was trying to avoid him getting OT and taking too short of a nap as a result. If itís only 1hr30 then itís really hard to get through the day. Yesterday he napped well- 2hr20min- but then was up from 2:45-3:30 in the morning this morning. No fun! Itís definitely a process and heís so tired right now. He wonít CN at all! I wish he would.

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Re: 2-1 Transition Advice Needed (14mo)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2019, 12:30:54 pm »
I am sorry the transition can be tough. Have you tried wake to sleep to help extend the night time sleep/avoid early wake s? I have had a lot of success with habitual wakes, not sure if it will work in this situation.