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« on: July 31, 2005, 10:59:56 am »
:) hi,

i think i've already got answer to thi8s from tracy's book but just want others opinions.
aidan from tiny has always just cat napped thru day, i started EASY from 6 weeks and at 3 months tried everything to lengthen his naps but as he was happy when he awoke and was sleepin 12 hrs+ thru the night i decided it must just be him.
now his night sleep has dropped to 10.5/11 (6.30-5/5.30) and although he most nights sleeps sound straight thru i wondered if he was not having enough sleep during day.
he is on a transition from 3 to 2 sleeps, he has between 1/2 and 1 hour at about 8.30,between 3/4 and 1 hour at 1ish and if i am in car at 3ish will have 15/20 mins.
he only does this probs every other day. i've looked at guide and he does seem to be short on nap sleep but he always has been from birth and tracy does say if naps have always been short and there isn't a problem its probs their own bio rhythm.

what do you all think?
thanks
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2005, 14:05:23 pm »
HI there - can you post your EASY schedule for the day/night with naps/feeds? One thing that comes to mind is that his awake time may need extending slightly? Also - what age is DS?

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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2005, 20:26:09 pm »
sorry, aidan is 10 months exactly his routine is as follows;

5.30am wake plays and dozes in cot till 6ish
6am 7oz bottle
7.30/8 breakfast- cereal/toast
8.30/9 nap- 30/45 mins (occasionally 1 hr)
11.30am lunch +water
12.30/1 nap- 45/60 mins (occasionally 1.25hrs)
2.30/3 ish every couple of days he'll have 15/20mins nap(especially if his am or pm nap has been interrupted
4.15/4.30 tea +water
6pm 9oz bottle
Bath either 5.45 or 6.15 (depends how tired out he is)
6.15/6.30 read a few books/ gentle music playing
6.30/6.45 bed

i've tried extending bed time beyond this time but his nights sleep is even worse!!

hope this makes sense and thanks for the help
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2005, 13:04:31 pm »
Hi there - It is always tough when they have so much going on developmentally and then they transition from 3 to 2 naps. The thing that I did which helped Mads to transition, was to try and extend her awake time a little - to about 3.5 hours awake time. We did this in 15 minutes increments every other day and it just meant she was just that little bit more tired when she went for a nap and so she would sleep a little longer - we just used to have some more low key time in the extra 15 minutes so that she didn't get overexcited and then down to bed.

We still had an afternoon powernap for a while though - and she just needed this until she was able to stay up a little longer.

It is a tough time - where everything is changing so hang on in there!

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