Apparently, my daughter is forging the way within our mommy group by being one of the first to transition to one nap a day. I don’t know why but all of a sudden in the last two weeks, Roo has started to take just one nap a day. She gets about 12 hours of sleep a night (with and without a middle of the night waking for nursing) and has started only wanting to take one longer nap in the middle of the day. I’ve attempted to get to her to nap again in the later afternoon with great failure.
Her afternoon nap during this transition was a great scream and cry fest. Now it is more of a cry for 5 minutes and then play with her lovey and talk to herself.
I’m kind of missing the twice a day nap. I get more done.
I’m also trying to figure out how to pass the long hours that she’s awake now. I was able to happily entertain her for the three to four-hour stretches between sleeps but now there can be up to 6-7 hours that she’s awake at a time. Today, for example, she decided to nap between 10-12pm and didn’t sleep at all in the afternoon.
Usually, I take her somewhere in the afternoon to get out of the house – a friend’s house, the park, etc. But, today, it was rainy and we didn’t have any playdates scheduled. Any ideas!
When did your little one transition to one nap a day? Is this it or is it a phase?