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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The best of both worlds.

For more than a couple months now Carter has been in transition between two naps and just one nap.  He seriously will do either just fine and so it just completely depends on what we have going on for the day as to what nap schedule I'll do for him.  If he sleeps past 8am {RARELY!!} then I definitely skip the morning nap. But otherwise if we're home or want to do something later around lunch time or early afternoon, then I'll still do the morning nap at 9:00/9:30. And he naps again at 1:30. Like today, I knew I had to pick Eli up at school at 1pm but didn't know if Carter could last that long without a morning nap, so I put him down in the morning and he was fresh to go still when Eli got home.  And we could go out for a milkshake after Eli's first day of school before coming back home for nap.  But if we want to do something in the morning, like a playdate or MOPS or a walk in town/errands while Hannah is in preschool or Sunday school, I'll just skip his morning nap and put him down after lunch and he's perfectly happy for the duration of the morning. Now if we're driving anywhere around 11:30 or later he'll fall asleep in the car almost instantly and transfer to his bed when we get home without waking. Or if he does wake he still goes back to sleep when laid down.

He's my best napper for sure! The other two did well also but definitely by 18 months they {or Eli at least} was showing signs that he only needed one nap. I believe with Hannah I was just ready for the schedule to open up a bit and dropped her morning nap around 16 months.  But now Carter at 19 months can still do whatever!  And I'm LOVIN' IT!!


The Fischer Family said...

Wow! That's awesome! I was blessed with a little boy who is a great napper too! Jonah is 4 and most days will still take a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon. I'm going to have to start cutting him back to 1 1/2-2 hours I think, to make sure he's ready for bed at night. But naptime is the best!!!

Kassandra said...

That would be so nice!!!! Gavin is just a year old and he's already trying to drop his morning nap - Boo! I guess in the end having him not take a morning nap is better than being up with him at 4:30 in the morning though! :D

Mary said...

We are coming into this phase. It just happened in the past week. There have times where he hasn't slept in the morning bcs he wasn't ready. Or he hasn't slept in the afternoon bcs he was rested from the AM nap. So confusing! I feel like I could write this post in a month or two! haha