I don't mean to hijack, but could any of you describe how that transition worked? What happened during the transition period? Thanks!!!
ETA: We're not at that stage yet. DS at 10.5 months has two reliable naps a day, but his morning nap seems to be getting a bit later. I'm just wondering if this might be the very beginning of a transition period. Not that I expect it to happen soon...
My DD is 9.5 months old and seems to already be dropping her second nap of the day. What has happened with her is that when I put her down she just wouldn't sleep at all, no matter how long I nursed her or how tired she was!
We've gotten into a new routine where she takes a long nap in the morning (1.5-3 hours) and then she likes to take a catnap on the breast mid-afternoon. The short nap in the afternoon is usually about 30 minutes.
I was really shocked that she wanted to drop the second nap so young, but she sleeps really well at night, 12 hours only waking once or twice, so I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised.
I'd love to hear how the transition from 2 to 1 naps is going for others!
During transition we just started gradually moving his morning nap back a little each day. His provider during the week tried to keep him busy with activities in the morning to help him stay up longer. There were a few times he fell asleep eating lunch at 11 am and wanted to take a early evening nap but overall it was pretty easy.
About 12-13 months. The timing of his afternoon nap now totally depends on what time he got up in the morning. The nap happens about 6 hours after he first wakes up. It lasts an hour and a half to 2 hours.