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A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« on: April 20, 2006, 14:43:08 pm »
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I am just looking for clarification on how long to let Jack go between naps.
We have started pu/pd as of yesterday and is going really well, but I need to make sure he is going down at the right time for his second nap.

At the moment he will wake between 6-6.30am, and take his first nap just over 3 hours later. I try to put him down for 9.30am.  This is definitely ok for first nap as he will generally fall asleep quickly and sleep for 1.5 hours.
For his second nap I aim for him being asleep by 2.30pm, but he is only taking 45mins or less. Should this nap be earlier or later?

Edited to add:
He is definitely still tired when he wakes after his second nap, but is too close to dinner time to start pu/pd again when he wakes to extend it.

He generally sleeps 11 hours at night. So he really does need at least an hour for the second nap, preferably 1.5 hours.  :D


Thanks for reading

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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2006, 15:02:50 pm »
Hi, Becky.  At his age, if he's only napping for 45 mins I'd tend to think he's not tired enough.  If he's having a 3 hr A time in the morning, he could probably do 4 in the afternoon. Can you stretch it out until 2:45 or 3 for the second nap?  I would only say to make it earlier if he is showing very obvious tired signs like whining, rubbing his eyes, his eyes getting reddish and tired looking.  But if he's playing happily, you might want to move it later a bit and see if that helps.
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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2006, 15:08:28 pm »
Becky this sounds like Calums day as well.

He is awake 3 hours in his first A time, then napped 1.5hrs, and this afternoons A time was 4hours because I wanted to take him to the clinic, he has been sleeping 1hr 50min so far....  then bedtime at 1930/2000, probably the later because he has slept late in the day.

I just call him my insomniac boy  ::)
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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2006, 15:24:06 pm »
Thanks ladies  :D
In that case I shall put him down 4 hours after wake up from first nap-that should lead us up to dinner time nicely-in an ideal world!  ::)

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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006, 15:27:18 pm »
Thanks ladies  :D
In that case I shall put him down 4 hours after wake up from first nap-that should lead us up to dinner time nicely-in an ideal world!  ::)

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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006, 15:33:10 pm »
Becky,

Faith is just like Jack.  I limit her to 1hr in the morning and the afternoon nap tends to be longer.

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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2006, 00:31:39 am »
I am having the same problem with my DD. Her awake time is 3.15/3.5hrs between naps and bedtime. My DD has a big sleep in the morning 2hrs but the most i get out of her in the PM is 45-1hr. She is happy until bedtime so i guess that is all she needs. I use to limit her morning nap to 1.5hrs and she use to do 1.5hrs as well but then her PM got shorter so after some advice started allowing her to sleep for 2hrs in the AM and she is much happier. I think she is going to do the transition to 1nap early  :o

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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2006, 02:04:14 am »
Natasha, even at her age, my dd still takes her big nap in the morning of 2 hrs and sometimes more, and still has 1-1.5 hrs in the pm if she's especially tired from play.  I'm not transitioning her to 1 nap until she stops sleeping in the afternoon.
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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 05:22:51 am »
Thanks Heather i wasn't going to transition to 1 nap until she starts refusing the PM nap. It has onlt been over the last 3-4days she has been doing this and i think it is because of her second tooth is coming through. She is waking up crying and yesterday she was screaming which she never does waking at all. I am persisting with W2S at the moment to get this under control, it worked last time i had this problem.

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Re: A time between naps for 9.5 mos old?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2006, 08:50:57 am »
Just had 3 days of Faith doing this.

3 hrs after wake up
3hrs 30mins after first nap
4hrs after second nap until bedtime
sleeps roughly 11hrs-11hrs 30mins at night

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