My mama gut has been telling me for a little bit now that Olivia would benefit from one nap a day as opposed to two. However, she’s only sometimes doing that and I’m a bit at a loss as to how to transition her to this while keeping in mind both her and my sanity.
When she was itty bitty, she fell naturally into the 2-3-4 pattern. She’s nearly 15 months old (WHAT?) and is still pretty much sticking to that schedule. Of course, it’s more like 2-3.5-3 because she wakes up at 8am and goes to bed around 8.30pm.
Which is fine.
Lately, her second nap has been very VERY short (like less than an hour) and she wakes up in a mood that has all of us watching the clock for bedtime.
Her first nap, though, is far too early for us to try to keep her up from the end of it to bedtime. The logical conclusion would be to postpone the first/only nap until later in the day, hope for the best, then keep her up until bedtime.
I don’t want to force her if she’s not ready but I don’t think she’s actually getting any rest during her second nap given how grumpy she wakes up.
I am asking for those of you who have experience with this to lend me your stories. Did you have a kid go naturally from two to one? Did you have to aid in the transition? If you aided, what did you do? Was it better going to one nap or do you miss the days of two naps?
Disclaimer: Yes, I’m asking for advice. Please keep it civil. Everyone parents differently and I respect and value all choices. I ask you do the same. Inflammatory comments will be deleted.