I'm sort of seeing these same things with my dd, she is 18 months old:
|What’s happening with us is that she still wants to nap 2+ hours/day but then can’t keep an acceptable nighttime schedule. I’ve been going with her on this but everyday she goes to bed later and later and then sleeps later and later and then the nap gets later and later and so on and so on!
|It became pretty horrible, because if she did nap, she would be so cranky for the rest of the afternoon and getting her to bed was a nightmare that lasted for an hour. I finally gave up and she is usually happy most of the afternoon and then will nurse for about 5 minutes and go to bed around 7-7:30pm (as opposed to 10pm which she did for the first 20 months of her life!).
I think she is, like yours, in the beginning stages. Once or twice a week, she has no nap, goes to bed early (she's a 10 o'clocker) and sleeps all night. The other days, she naps, and generally has troubles sleeping through the night. If I let her nap go beyond 1 1/2-2 hours, getting her to bed becomes later, like 11. If it goes 3 hours or more, she goes to bed later.
Sleep has always been a huge issue with us (we tried all the routines and recommendations), and other than waking because she is gassy, this dropping nap thing is the only thing I can figure is going on.
While I'm glad to get a night's sleep, I am not glad to see the nap go.
I'm due with dd #2 in a couple weeks!Q for those who have stopped napping
- how long did it take your babes to to get onto a schedule of no nap? A couple weeks? A month?