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#1 of 3 Old 02-25-2008, 10:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My ds is 15 months and has been taking two naps. The first one is around 9.30 for about 2 1/2 hours and the second one around 3.30 for 1 1/2 hours or so.

Lately he has been really fighting his afternoon nap. He always goes straight down for his morning nap.

My daughter dropped her morning nap around 10 months because she was so busy cruising up and down her crib. With ds he is in a sleeping bag so that deterred him I guess

I am not sure what to do. Right now dd has pre-school three afternoons a week and has to be there at 12.30. So if he was to go to one nap he would have to wait till nearly one to go down.

As he is exhausted at 9.30 I don't think that would work.

He has done it on rare occasions- like when I really have to go out in the morning.

I think staying awake from 12.15 to 7pm is a lot for a baby his age, though he seems ok. He can get very overtired at bed time though.

I just don't know what to do. Should I try and make his morning nap shorter so he is more tired in the afternoon?
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my dd did the same thing, she wanted to keep the morning nap and drop the afternoon one instead of the other way around. I would keep it as is or else he is going to be falling asleep in the car every day.

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That's a tough one with your DD having to be at preschool at a certain time. My DS also seemed to want to keep his morning nap and drop the afternoon one, so I pushed his morning nap back little by little until he was going down at noon instead of 9:30. We start lunch somewhere between 11:15 and 11:30 most days. Will your DS fall asleep in the car and stay asleep when transferred from his carseat? Maybe you could give him lunch before leaving to take your DD to preschool. If he's been up all morning, then he's likely to fall asleep in the car on the way home without big sister there to distract him.

You didn't say what time your DS is getting up in the morning, but I also found that my DS started sleeping later in the morning to make up for the lost nap time. That also helped him stay awake for a later nap.

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