Katriina - posted on 09/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My soon-to-be one year-old has just started at daycare part time (3 or 4 days a week, 5-7 hours/day). He's only been there for less than a week, and when at home, he sleeps WAY more than usual. Our schedule at home has been:
7:30-8 wake up and breakfast
9-10ish nap for about 90 minutes
11 or 12 lunch, then to sleep for 90 minutes to 2 hours
between 5 and 7pm- another nap
about 10pm-sleep for the night.
At daycare, wake up is the same time, but he doesn't go to sleep until 11am, and sleeps only for 1.5hours. He's SO tired by the time we pick him up around 3pm that he falls asleep on the way home and sleeps through supper. Now he's had a few days off, and he sleeps naps on our home schedule, but much longer, like 3 hours. Any advice or experience about starting at daycare? I still breastfeed him, and he doesn't take a bottle, but drinks quite well from a sippy cup. When he's not sleeping he wants to be nursing! I don't want to stop breastfeeding completely. Maybe I should ask the daycare to let him sleep an extra nap in the morning. He's always been a ray of sunshine, but now he's like a stormcloud! :D I suppose that's normal when making the daycare transition..?