Dropping a Nap?!


Roo turns 9 months old on Thursday and I think she’s ready to drop a nap.  She has always been a good nighttime sleeper, in spite of waking to eat.  Even when we were co-sleeping, she was a good sleeper.  It was just hard on me.

These days, she goes to bed between 6:30-7pm, depending on what we’ve done that day.  She goes to sleep almost immediately and sleeps until 6:30-7am.  She wakes up to nurse once between 12-4am.  Though, the past few nights, she has slept through the ENTIRE night!  I wake up engorged because she hasn’t nursed in 12 hours.  I love the sleep though!

Over the last month, her nap schedule has evolved into needing to nap after being awake for about two hours.  She will then sleep for 30-85 minutes – more like the 40 minute range.  This schedule means she wants three naps a day.

However, the last few days, with sleeping through the night, she has been fighting the third nap like crazy.  And, her first two naps are on the longer side of things.

Is she telling me that she doesn’t want the third nap?  How old was your little one when they transitioned to two naps a day?  How much time are they up between sleep times?

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Nap Nanny Danger


The nap nanny, which has been my sleep lifesaver has been found to have caused five infant deaths when the baby falls out and gets caught between the nap nanny, crib and mattress.  The nap nanny chill, which we have has been the cause of one death.  The earlier version for the other four deaths.  A press release was issued stating the US Government is suing the maker of the product for negligent response to the deaths in alerting consumers about the dangers.

Sleep is an ongoing issue in our house and the only way we can get Roo to sleep on her own is in the nap nanny.  I either have it in her co-sleeper attached to our bed.  It fits perfectly inside without any gaps or between MH and I in our king size bed.  I feel like I would wake up if she fell out, which in the co-sleeper would be nearly impossible unless she launched herself with superhero strength.  Also, the nap nanny is wedged in so perfectly as if it were made to hold the nap nanny and it isn’t tipping over unless the entire co-sleeper tipped and it is attached to our bed so not sure how it would tip.  It could however tip when she is between us in our bed.  I think though that we would notice if that happened as her little body would land on one of us.  We are both light sleepers so I think we would wake up.

She takes her naps in my arms – argh!

I am taking time to carefully consider the dangers as I am already so paranoid.  Based on what I’ve described, what do you think?

I’ve been wanting to do a post on sleep, which is elusive these days, and I will soon!