Is 1 hr nap enough for just 2yo?

(14 Posts)
sleepcrisis Wed 03-Jul-13 13:55:08

Oh and also, when he wakes c beebies is all he can manage for at least 30 mins, collapsed on te sofa up against me.

sleepcrisis Wed 03-Jul-13 13:54:22

Will try that, thanks. Bot sure he'll go for it though...

its not that he resists the nap. He goes off to sleep instantly so I know he is tired. He drops off as soon as he hits the car seat any time from 10am onwards! I'm sure he would prefer to sleep longer but I think something wakes him up. Last few days it has been a poo that has woken him and he gets so upset as soon as he is awake that I doubt he'd stay in his cot any longer that necessary - he literally wakes crying and doesn't stop til I get there sad

Ps I think it's poo that wakes him at 6am too, and he used to just not care and go back to sleep til 715. Now he obv doesn't want a poohy bum. Any idea how to reset his bowels for a more sociable time?!

forevergreek Wed 03-Jul-13 13:36:24

Also 'quiet time' is easily movable so if travelling/ at friends etc I still put on sofa under blanket and say its quiet time and they can choose to doze or flick through some books for a while

forevergreek Wed 03-Jul-13 13:34:29

Can you not offer some books and tell them it's quiet time still? So if you want 1 hr nap and they sleep 45 mins, then the last 15 mins is looking at books quietly in bed.

We do this so 3.8 year old knows he can just read quietly for an hour instead but by the time he is in quiet snug room, under duvet he may look at one book but is usually asleep in minutes.

We have 2 and 3 year old. Both who still need naps really, but this 'quiet time' seems to work. So if on one day they don't feel tired they have the option of looking at books instead. Roughly 90 min-2hrs nap here.

sleepcrisis Wed 03-Jul-13 13:29:41

At least he is going to granny's this afternoon. She can deal with his tired grumpy bad mood!

sleepcrisis Wed 03-Jul-13 13:29:17

Argh he has just woken after 45 minuted! And I thought 1 hr was short enough!

I don't think I'm ready for this... Why do they have to grow up?!

My DS dropped the nap entirely at 16m! I was gutted/worried - especially as my DD had napped until she was 3.

He used to get grumpy/really tired, but just wouldn't nap. Then he stopped getting grumpy/tired, and was just fine all day, just very ready for bed at 7.00, which is always good!

LimitedEditionLady Tue 02-Jul-13 23:27:21

Dont worry you just adapt to doing things around them.Hopefully now theyre getting bigger theyll be more imaginative and keep themselves entertained with their games in their own world for short periods!

sleepcrisis Tue 02-Jul-13 19:19:09

Bummer, he's really gearig up to dropping the nap isn't he. Gutted! How will I ever get anything done!?

We're trying Gro clock tonight, fingers crossed. He listened to the story very intently and I've explained over and over that when te star is there everyone else is sleeping. Fingers crossed!

LimitedEditionLady Tue 02-Jul-13 14:08:38

My two year old doesnt have naps anymore.I think they kind of decide themselves when to stop them.my boy is very cranky at night now hes decided he doesnt want a nap but goes to sleep easier.im more tired than him,i love naps.At nursery they have an hour at that age.

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 02-Jul-13 14:08:28

Sleep I agree it's not that simple - sorry to be glib - and I have a DS who slept 20 minutes one day as a newborn, so I do understand. But I do think dropping the nap is a natural progression!

sleepcrisis Tue 02-Jul-13 13:53:13

'He will get the sleep he needs ' - well with the battles with sleep we've endured over the last two years I'm never convinced by that statement! But you're probably right, he's most likely just not needing a long nap any more.

I have been thinking about getting a gro clock for the mornings, does anyone know if they work for naps? Not sure if I can convince a 2 yo that the moon comes up for an hour and a half in the middle of the day!

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 02-Jul-13 13:46:31

Mine is 23.5 months - goes to bed at 8, wakes at 6, sleeps around 1.5 hours at nap. He has dropped an hour off his nap recently. He will get the sleep he needs.

sleepcrisis Tue 02-Jul-13 13:43:02

He has started to wake after just an hour. I am inclined to htink it is not enough as he is grumpy, crying, and yawning. But I have no idea how to make him sleep longer.

He has also started to wake at 6am instead of 7am. So nearly 2 hrs less sleep in 24 hours. Its started about a week ago.

What can I do about this?!

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