User - posted on 03/02/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My little girl is much happier only being put down once a day, but she is also finding it hard to settle as she gets more tired than she is used to feeling.
she is 13 months.
Its been 6 days of me keeping her outdoors and busy, but with reading/music quiet moments if i notice she is getting cranky ... she has lunch at 12-12.30, a bath from 12.30 - 12.45, and then a story and in her crib. Usually asleep by 1pm after a bit of rolling around i her crib.
She sleeps for 1 - 1.5 hours and then awake until bedtime
I am following this routine every day to help her get used to it and settle into it ...
My question is - how long does it take to adjust into a new routine ... as if she is still finding it hard next eek, I am wondering whether to go back to 2 naps ...
She is a stubborn one - its not as simple as 2 naps one day, and 1 nap the next, as once she knows she doesnt HAVE to nap - she will do everything in her power to fight it!
I wanted to offer her a morning nap on day 2 of this new transition as she seemed to need it, but knowing she didnt have to - she cried and cried until i came - i didnt want to force it on her ... whereas by 1 pm i have the confidence to not give in and she must nap.