RolÃ© - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hi, my son will be 19 months in about a week's time and lately I have been having lots of issues with his nap time. I always put him down right after lunch with a sippy of milk and he usually sleeps for about 3 hours. But lately he is taking forever to fall asleep - sometimes more than an hour. I don't know if this means that he doesn't need the nap anymore or could there be some other reason. He gets a bath at 6:30pm and is in bed by 7:00pm. Sometimes it takes him about half an hour to fall asleep. He's usually awake again at 6:30am and sometimes even earlier, like 5:30am. I understand that some kids need less sleep than others, but if he wants to drop his nap, then he is going to have to give me more than 12 hours sleep a night and that's just not happening either (on the days he didn't nap). It's very frustrating. Mostly I'm not ready for him to not nap anymore in the afternoon. I have a 4 year old as well and I spend that time with her and also to get a bit of a break. He's a very busy little guy. Any ideas on why my 18 month old is not napping or what I can do?