Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Nap Monsters

Naptime has had a good run. There have been several months of at the same time, in the cribs, both babies, napping. That time apparently is over. Morning naps are still pretty okay but afternoon naps? Fogettaboutit. Especially the Dynamo. Perhaps the transition is to one nap a day, you say? Well I’d buy that if they actually slept longer than an hour and fifteen minutes in the morning. And while they do not wake the other up at night (and thankfully do not wake up too much at night anymore as it is), they do tend to wake the other during the day. I tried, very unsuccessfully I might add, to separate them for naps. I set up the Pack-N-Play in my room for the Dynamo and put Sweet Potato in his crib in the nursery. Epic fail. I knew it wouldn’t work before I even tried it.

Oh well. It was nice while it lasted….


  1. Is is possible they need a different nap time? Are they going down too early or too late in the afternoon?

    I doubt 1-year-olds would give up a nap entirely. I hope you find a way to get the nap back...for all of your sakes! Sleep problems suck.

  2. There have been a few times when I was convinced my daughter (now 2) was giving up on naps completely - only to discover that by changing something (time, place, routine) the nap came back, and usually even longer than before the change! My daughter transitioned from 2 naps to 1 before she turned a year old. I thought she was too young, but nope, that's what she needed (she's never needed as much sleep as the average kid her age, unfortunately for me).

    When she had 2 naps, it was usually 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours each. When she went to 1 nap, it ws 1-2 hours long, so not a whole lot longer. At daycare her naptime is usually 11:45-1:45. At home it's later, usually 1:00-3:00. There are still times when she won't nap at home, but most of the time she does.

    I know it's probably harder with 2 kids than just 1, but I suggest trying to different things to see if you can get the nap back!



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