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16/02/2014 at 07:58
Isobelle has been really fighting her daytime nap recently, stroking her head & singing to her has worked about half the time & she's had her usual 2 hours. I'm reluctant to drop it, for purely selfish reasons as that's when I can get uninterrupted work done. The last few days with no naps she's been tired much earlier so I guess if she does drop the nap I'll have to bring dinner & bedtime forward which is hard as my hubby isn't good at getting home very early & then won't get to she her or do bedtime.
She's 2 & 2 weeks, would you carry on trying to push the nap (she does seem tired despite telling me, 'I not sleepy!')?
17/02/2014 at 14:36
17/02/2014 at 14:42
Thanks, she slept in the car today & went down in her bed after that so maybe it was just a phase, I hope so!
17/02/2014 at 15:19
I had to start reducing J's nap at around 20 months as she was still up and dancing at 9pm. She completely dropped it at 22 months and it did mean her bedtime was bought forward thankfully. A few times nursery caled me to ask if they could put her down for a nap as she was tired (I said no, not unless they were then going to come and put her to bed when she was still bouncing off the walls at 9pm). There were times before this when she jsut woudlnt' have a nap the odd day, I didn't push it, just let her if she wanted and didn't stress if she refused.
FWIW my H leaves the house before my kids get up in the morning every week day and gets back after they have gone to bed at least 3 week nights. It doesn't affect their relationship with him
17/02/2014 at 15:47
F, as you know, has also just turned 2 and he rarely has a daytime nap these days. He began showing signs of dropping it a bit before Christmas. I tried to continue putting him down but, to be honest, I got sick of him trying to kick his bed to pieces because he didn't want to nap! When he first dropped the nap, he was knackered by 4pm and it was a difficult few hours before bedtime. Now though, he isn't so bad and goes to bed at his usual time of 7pm. He has his dinner at 5pm followed by bath and we didn't really need to alter anything.
17/02/2014 at 15:59
Thanks HN, I think it's more about my relationship with my hubby than hers!!!
Thanks for sharing your experience WG
Strangely today she slept for 40 mins in the car & has now been asleep upstairs for 2 hours so maybe not totally ready to drop the nap yet!
17/02/2014 at 20:02
C dropped his nap himself at around the age of 2. My youngest, who turned 2 yesterday, is nowhere near ready to drop his. In Fact he was so tired yesterday with not having a nap (his cousins were around) that he took himself off at 6.30 pm and started getting himself ready for bed!
I would say follow her lead. If she doesn't want to nap then see how she goes. I initially found around 5pm difficult then but then mine coped quite well after a few weeks.
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