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Then what time do they go to bed at night? My dd is 10mo and takes a nap at 11am and 5pm then goes to sleep for the night at 10pm. Should I try to get her to take one nap later in the day and then put her to bed earlier instead?
 

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10 mos seems kind of young to transition to just one nap. my 2 switched at 13 and 15 mos. you might find 6pm meltdowns if you try it, if so, she's too young. or she'll take a "nap" from 7-8 (when <span style="text-decoration:underline;">you</span> think you're putting her to bed for the night), then stay awake till midnight.<br><br>
currently dd2 is 27mos and sleeps (roughly) 830 to 7, and takes a 1-2hr nap around 1230 or 1. frequently only 1hr, and wakes crying, but no time to nurse her down for a longer nap because we have to go pick up dd1 at school.<br><br>
older siblings' school plays roughshod with toddler naps.
 

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My toddler (now 25 months) needs a total of about 12 hours sleep. When she was your baby's age, I think it was closer to 13 hours. It was sometime around a year that she dropped the morning nap and started just taking an afternoon nap.<br><br>
Now her naps last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Shorter naps usually mean she'll get sleepier earlier at night, longer ones mean she'll stay up later. Since earlier naps are usually shorter ones, I'll often try lying down with her at around 2 or 3, just to see if she'll drop off, rather than waiting 'til she gets REALLY tired at around 4 or 5, because those later naps generally mean a later night.<br><br>
But if she's not tired I just drop it. Occasionally she doesn't take a nap, and just stays up for a straight 12-hour stretch, and then goes down for the night.<br><br>
You could see if your dd stays up longer if she has something fun to do at around 11, then has lunch before her nap. Then she might sleep a little longer and not need the 5pm nap.
 

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My almost 17mo naps once at around 12:30-2:30 and is asleep by about 8pm at night. Our bedtime routine starts shortly after 7pm. He would never last until 10pm.
 

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sleepless in america (that book) says it's 14-16 hours in 24 hours for infants. DS seems to be moving to one nap right now. We get up between 7 and 8. He sleeps for 2-ish hours during the day (say..12-2:30) and then he's normally asleep for the night between 7 and 8. He wakes to nurse throughout the night.<br><br>
If the late bedtime is working well for all of you I wouldn't worry about it. But if she's fussy then she might be one of the (many) children that does better with an earlier bedtime.
 

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My 15 mo. DS moved to one nap just a few weeks ago. Until then he was taking 2 naps 1-hr each at 11:00 am and 4:30 pm (approx.). Now that he takes one nap, he usually sleeps between 9:00 pm and 8:00 am (waking frequently to feed) and takes one nap between 1:00 and 3:00.
 

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I don't think 10 months is too young for one nap. My daughter started one nap a day at 10 months. She gets up around 6:30-7:00 am and takes a 1.5-2 hour nap from about 11:00-12:30 or 1:00 and then she goes to bed for the night between 6:30-7:00 pm.
 

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second nap should be earlier, first nap shold be a short like an hour to 2 no longer. she should be in bed at 8 at night 9 the latest
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Then what time do they go to bed at night? My dd is 10mo and takes a nap at 11am and 5pm then goes to sleep for the night at 10pm. Should I try to get her to take one nap later in the day and then put her to bed earlier instead?</div>
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At 10 months my ds was still having two naps a day. He switched to one nap a day around 13/14 months. When he had 2 naps though he slept about10.30am for 30 mins and then another 30mins-1 hour at 2pm. If you want her to go to bed earlier I think you should bring the afternoon nap back a little. If she slept for an hout at 3pm, she may be more likely to go to bed for the night at 8ish? I don't think 10pm is an unusual bedtime though as long as you don't have to get up in the morning. Do you want her to go to bed earlier? If not, I would just leave her as she is.
 

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Can't remember what my son did, darned long term memory but my daughter started one nap/day at 6mo. She began dropping naps at 2 and now at 2.5 she very rarely naps.<br>
Every kid is different.
 

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DD takes a nap around 12:30 or 1. At school she sleeps for an hour, for me, she sleeps about 2-2.5. She's in bed around 8 pm and doesn't wake up usually until around 8 am.
 

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ds also dropped his morning nap around 10 months. Now he naps from ~1 until ~3 (2 hours at daycare, usually only an hour at home) and is asleep by 7:30ish. He's 16 months now, but this has been our routine for several months now.
 

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My daughter is almost 19 months and is still transitioning to one nap a day, so to me 10 months seems awfully young for most babes to take one a day.<br>
I would try to bump both naps earlier if you really want your child to have an earlier bedtime. But if you're okay with your child's sleep routine, I wouldn't mess with it. Up until around 16ish months my daughter's bedtime had always been between 10-12 at night, and that worked great for us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">But if you're okay with your child's sleep routine, I wouldn't mess with it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I agree! Dd1 used to stay up late and it never bothered us, she was only child and was home with me during the day so we never needed a schedule. I always found it easier for me to follow her lead regarding sleep.<br>
Dd2 is 10mo and she takes at least two good naps each day. She is up 7am, naps around 10am and again at 2pm when we are in the car to pick up dd1 from school. She usually is asleep by 8:30pm. She has been "scheduled" though due to dd1 being in school, we have a daily routine that dd2 has to agree with by default.
 

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If it works for your family, I say don't mess with it. Our family is full of night owls and our children stay up much later than those of most other families. It works for us, though. Plus, they get to see dh more this way since he is at work during the day.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it works for your family, I say don't mess with it. Our family is full of night owls and our children stay up much later than those of most other families. It works for us, though. Plus, they get to see dh more this way since he is at work during the day.</div>
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And when they stay up later, I'm sure they sleep in longer in the morning, too!
 

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My ds,2.5,takes no naps most days,and will be in bed by 9 usually on no nap days. On days he does take a nap,he's not going to sleep until at least 10:30,usually a bit later.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Some kids just don't require naps,or much sleep period for that matter. Like my oldest,who's 4,he can go with no nap,and he is still up past 11 pm. He just doesn't seem to "need" alot of sleep. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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None of my kids napped past a yr. really. My 13 month old does sometimes take a late morning nap, but not always. She goes to bed whenever, usually around midnight when I do.
 
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