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Offline kellyann

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Help with my schedule
« on: September 26, 2005, 14:09:58 pm »
I need some help with my schedule please-
I have 14 month old twin boys who are still on 2 naps, waking early and teething.  I'd like to start moving to 1 nap but not sure how with two of them.  Here is our day:

5:50-6:15am wake (sometimes earlier)
6:30am - milk and a few cheerios
730am - breakfast and then play
930am- they are ready for 1st nap (1 1/2 or 2 hours)  I try to keep them awake but it is hard with two
1100-1130am- wake and have sippy of milk
1200pm -lunch and then play
230-300pm - 2nd nap 45 min to 1 1/2 hours (sometime they don't seem tired but 400pm is too late for nap)
400-430pm -wake up and have sippy milk
530-600pm - dinner
700-730pm- bed

Any suggestions are appreciated!
Kelly :)

Mom to twin boys-
Brandon Thomas  7/2/04
Brayden James    7/2/04

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Help with my schedule
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 16:38:28 pm »
Hello,

I had the same issues with my son at that age when we were trying to transition to one nap.  He was also teething (molars), and waking early.  I pretty much went cold turkey with the one nap.  I found that when he stared to get tired at his usual am nap time, I would give him a snack and this would give him some energy to make it a bit longer.  I then picked a nap time that was in between the 2 nap times, so around here it was around 11:30.  Some days early on he only slept for 45 min. as I am sure he was overtired, but he quickly settled into it and then was napping at least 2 hours at a time, and still does.

Hope this helps!
Carrie

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 22:49:54 pm »
Thanks so much for your quick response.  I think I will attempt the 1 nap tomorrow and see how it goes.  I bet giving them a snack will help keep them up a little longer.  Did you adjust your bedtime when you went to 1 nap?  If so by how much?  Thanks, Kelly
Kelly :)

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Brayden James    7/2/04

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 00:35:39 am »
Hi Kelly,

Yes, I did adjust his bedtime to earlier.  The days that he only napped for 45 min. or an hour he would go down at 6:30.  But. overall it moved to 7 and is still 7.

Good luck tomorrow, let me know how it goes!
Carrie

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