don’t go, naps!



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I think it’s coming. I’ve been dreading this moment for months. I think… it’s time… to give up Holden’s two naps.

I’m very sad about this. Those two two-hour breaks during the day have been spectacular. I can shower. I can eat. I can clean (ha!). I can write. I can nap. Do we really have to do this?

Holden is 15 months old. For the past eight months or so, she’s been napping from 10am-12pm and then from about 3pm-5pm (she goes to bed between 7:30 and 8pm). For about the past month, for various reasons, her nap schedule seems to be changing.

When I get home from work, my parents will usually tell me that she skipped her afternoon nap, or that she only napped for a short period of time. But then some days I get home and she’s still napping at 5:30pm.

On the weekends when I’m with her, she seems to be more on track. By 10am she seems really ready for that morning nap. Sometimes we’re out and about so the afternoon nap gets pushed back but she still usually takes that nap in the afternoon.

So 1) does this really have to happen? 2) how do I do this? Do I start pushing back that morning nap an hour and take it from there? 3) is it okay if I cry when this happens?

When did your kid transition from one nap to two?

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  • Natalie

    My sympathies… but I do have to say that the fact you kept those two naps for until 15 mos is amazing. Look at it this way the one nap a day may get longer and if you are lucky sometimes 3 hr naps happen. Those are amazing!

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