I guess some people have an easy time with this but my DS is totally struggling (so of course we all are)...
He used to take great naps, 9am-ish and 2pm-ish, and sleep perfectly for about 11 hours at night. He started trying to drop the afternoon nap so I shortened the morning nap to 1 hour and he kept the afternoon nap for another month or so.
For the past 3 weeks we've had screaming for long periods of time before naps on the 2 nap days and sometimes a nap is skipped, days with only 1 nap resulting in night wakings, and just general messiness. There don't seem to be enough hours in the day for DS to get tired enough for 2 naps, but he's not quite ready for 1 nap either as that resulted in him getting overtired and having early wakings/night wakings.
I'm a Weissbluth follower so my current solution is to offer 1 or 2 naps depending on what kind of night he had, what time he woke up, etc. If it's a 2 nap day and he refuses the AM nap we go to 1 mid-day nap, and if it ends up being a 1 nap day we do a reaaallly early bedtime, like 5:30. That so far has helped w/ the night wakings.
We never know what the day is going to hold, there has been way more screaming than I like hearing, and we're trying our hardest to keep DS well-rested but it's a challenge. Just wondering if anyone else is stuck in this weird place!!
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