When did your toddler go to one nap per day? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 10:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
busymama77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DS is almost 14 months and recently, within the past week or so, he's gone down to one nap at home and at DC.  Before, it's been a mid morning and then a late afternoon nap..usually one to two hours each time.  Now, it's a sold two to two and a half hour nap after lunch.  Is this pretty normal?  DS1 didn't cut back to one nap until he was 3...... sigh. ;)


One happy mama to 1/06 , 3/10 , and married to my best friend
busymama77 is offline  
#2 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 10:26 AM
 
LeighPF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My son cut back to one nap at about 11 months. He went back to two for the summer at 15 months (with a 5 am wake up and a late bedtime).


Mama to Monkey (Jan '09), Bee (May '11), and Cat (August, '13)

LeighPF is offline  
#3 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 10:46 AM
 
miami mommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: now in Seattle!
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My DS dropped to one nap at 16 months. It was a pretty quick transition and we haven't looked back, although there have been a couple times that he has had a really bad day and needed two naps. Dropping to one nap has been awesome, mostly because he's more tired when bedtime rolls around, so he falls asleep so much faster. 


SAHM to DS (11/09) with a little girl coming in October stork-girl.gif familybed1.gif

miami mommy is offline  
#4 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 10:48 AM
 
pantrygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 197
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mine cut back to one nap around 14-15 months. It happened rather quickly, I recall.

signcirc1.giffly-by-nursing2.giffamilybed2.gifslingboy.gif

Proud mom of an inquisitive, breastfeeding, babywearing, cosleeping 9 month old boy and a talkative curious 4 year old girl.

 

pantrygirl is offline  
#5 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Anna Phor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We had a really long transition period--some days he did two, some days just one, between about 12-15 months. Now at 18 months, he's definitely consolidated to just one.

Anna Phor is offline  
#6 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 02:25 PM
 
goldenwillow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: In the trees
Posts: 1,129
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

DS started nappin once a day around 19 months. 


'09   
goldenwillow is offline  
#7 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Mama4life14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My son started napping once a day around 13 months. His naps last around 2 hours and it's usually in the early afternoon. It was a pretty simple transition. He just decided there was too much to do in a day! No time for sleeping. He goes to bed earlier at night, and sleeps around 12 hours. I'd have to say one nap a day is much easier, just because it's easier to plan things around his sleep schedule.


Mama to 1 handsome boy born Nov 29/2009 and 1 beautiful girl born May 21/2013 and wife to 1 handsome man, married since Jun 9/2007.

Mama4life14 is offline  
#8 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 02:52 PM
 
schlafmanko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

At about nine months.

schlafmanko is offline  
#9 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 06:58 PM
 
LilaQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 76
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My son's naps got wonky at 15 months and I was convinced he was transitioning to one nap but then he went back to 2 solid naps until a couple of weeks ago (at 19 months).  One nap happens more regularly than 2 these days but it's still very unpredictable. I imagine it will take a few more weeks before he's 100% one nap. He was older than most when he dropped from 3 to 2 naps so I guess this is just his pattern.

LilaQ is offline  
#10 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 08:43 PM
 
marinak1977's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: somewhere
Posts: 2,023
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DS started the transition at around 11 months, transitioned almost completely by 13.

 sleepytime.gif
marinak1977 is offline  
#11 of 12 Old 05-02-2011, 09:28 PM
 
carmen358's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: The beautiful west coast of Canada!
Posts: 3,214
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Around 12 or 13 months I think (DD is 16 months now). It was completely uneventful for the most part. She didn't seem to get as tired as quickly in the morning and didn't go to sleep until around 12 or 1. She usually sleeps for 1.5-2 hours.


Me joy.gif, DP treehugger.gif, S bikenew.gif and L babyboy.gif
carmen358 is offline  
#12 of 12 Old 05-03-2011, 08:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
busymama77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thanks, everyone!

 

I have noticed that since he cut back to just one nap, he's been sleeping MUCH better at night... and longer.  Before it was 9-10 hours now it's 11-12 hours.

 

 


One happy mama to 1/06 , 3/10 , and married to my best friend
busymama77 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off