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My 18th old son is between needing a day time sleep and waiting on. He gets very canky and upset if he does not have one. Any tips on helping me through this change?


Posted by jojo25, 18th November 2013


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  • I see this is an old question and most likely not an issue anymore :)


  • Why don’t you just let him keep having a daytime sleep until he doesn’t get tired and cranky without one? My kids were around 3 when they stopped daytime naps. Or you could try shorter day sleeps, making them shorter and shorter til it’s gone


  • Try and make the first sleep last as long as you can


  • He won’t grow out of day sleeps until he is 4 maybe… so just put him down after lunch while he still needs it. It gives you some time to yourself


  • i would still give him one or put him 2 bed earlier


  • there are some good comments here


  • early naps might help :)


  • My son just adjusted naturally and started to stay awake longer and just have one big nap rather than two small ones. You might find your bun will just change patterns soon


  • I will just let him nap earlier in the day.


  • Hope you have had some success


  • Fingers crossed hes made the transition now


  • Have you had any luck?


  • hope you managed to cut down to one nap without to much pain. going by my older kids there is usually a few weeks before they get used to it. it also took about 6 weeks for the one nap to lengthen as well


  • how is it all going?


  • My little one is now anti nap and often overtired. It is not fun but I usually create a quiet time late in the afternoon for her to have a nap and it seems to be working… for now


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