My 10 month old DD has always been a cat napper. She still takes 3 naps a day but they are only 30mins long. She also still wakes at night so I want to really try and improve her daytime sleeping. Currently our day looks like this.
Awake at 6.45-7 ish
Bottle at 8.00
Nap at 10.15, 30 mins
Lunch at 11.30
Nap at 13.15, 30 mins
Fruit at 14.30
Nap at 16.15, 30 mins
Bottle at 16.45
Sandwich and cheese blocks at 18.00
Bottle and bed 19-19.30 ish
Generally she will wake between 12-2am and then the only solution is me sleeping with her in a separate bed in her room. I can't get her to settle back in her crib and dad just won't do, it must be me. I do think co-sleeping is OK if she really needs it but sometimes I would kill for a few hours in my bed with my duvet!
Frequently these last few weeks she has been surprising me with a 1h30 nap at 13.15 so I think I should probably skip the third nap and try to push back her second nap to 14.00ish hoping that she will sleep longer.
What would be a good nap time for the second nap? How should I then changer her feeding schedule? It just seems that everything is so squashed up at the end of the day. The health visitor said bottles should really only be for morning and evening. One day this week she didn't have her third nap so I put her down to bed really early because she was falling asleep whilst eating. She was asleep by 18.25 but woke at 20.45 and would not go back to sleep. I had to go and get into bed with her and that was the end of my Friday night in with DH. I'm hoping that it was just coincidence. What would be a good bedtime if she skips her third nap?
Thanks for any tips you can give me!!