Naps

I have a question for mommies (and daddies) out there. As many of you know (or don’t), I’m a bookworm. I will research the crap out of anything. Before buying big things (appliances, cars, etc), it’s not out of the realm of possibility to create a spreadsheet comparison. That being said, you can imagine what happened when I had a baby…

Now, I’m not SO rigid on my readings that I consider them the Bible. I read to become informed and apply to my experience. In all honesty, my best advice and lessons come from friends/family who I ask what they’d do. Which brings me to naps :)…

Walt is about a week shy of 11 months. According to my favorite, trusted books, he’s still easily in 2-nap zone. Walt naps usually around 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 or 2 p.m. (these fluctuate depending on the day, time he wakes up, how long the previous nap is, etc).   I should also mention that Walt never ever (ever ever ever) fights his naps. He always lies right down with no fuss (maybe an occasional conversation with himself).

Walt’s school is transitioning him to the next older class. While they are committing to work with me to TRANSITION Walt, they’ve also made it clear that this new class naps once a day…. at 12:30 p.m.  Let me restate, Walt’s school is being very cooperative. I am just curious about a few things:

1. When did your kid(s) drop the morning nap? (age)
2. When do/did your kid(s) take their ONE nap? (what time)
3. How long do your kiddos sleep?

My gut is telling me that Walt is a ways from dropping his morning nap, but maybe he’ll just wake up one day and not want it. I also think the one-nap time seems early? Would love your feedback!

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  1. Heather Bern says:

    Nicole! The same exact thing happened to me at 12 months. School naptime was 11am, but I still let Boston nap twice on the weekends for a while. He eventually cut to 1 nap on the weekends on his own. As he gets older the length shortens. At first it was about 2.5 hours. Now it's about 1.5-2 hours. I'm cutting out the paci this week, so this could all change 🙂 Wish me Luck! He cried for an hour last night going to bed and like Walt has always been a fabu sleeper!

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  2. Stefanie says:

    Austin just kinda dropped his second nap about a month ago. Which would make him like a 14 month old. He wend from 2 – 1.5-3 hour naps to 1 – 3 hour nap. Just recently when he was sick he went back to 2, understandingly. But is now back to 1 – 3 hour nap. He would go to his crib, but wouldn't sleep, so I started taking him out unless he fell asleep. Being in daycare, I don't know how that will work? He may not want to nap if the other kids aren't. But them want a long nap when he gets home, making the evening harder. I really don't know. I hope this transition is smooth for y'all. Eventually he will be down to 1 nap. Good luck!

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