My LO is only 9.5 months old, but lately he seemed to resist his regular morning nap. For the last two or three month, he has one nap in the morning around 10~11am; another nap in the after noon around 3~4pm. Now he doesn’t want to have a nap in the morning any more since he entered 9 month. In the last a couple of weeks, I spent more than an hour every morning trying to make him sleep; however he refused to stay in bed like he used to. I am confused and frustrated! Is he ready to drop his two naps to one at 9 month old? Or perhaps his awaking time has been extended to more than 3 hours, but still have two naps a day? With these questions, I Googled to look for answers.
Signs your child is ready to change to one daily nap
Your child is ready to switch from two naps to one if . . .
- when you put him down for a nap, he plays or fusses for at least 30 minutes before falling asleep. Then, he takes only a short nap.
- he can go for car rides early in the day without falling asleep.
- he can miss a nap and remain cheerful and energetic until his next nap, or bedtime.
- he naps well for one of his naps, but totally resists the other nap.