i get a shorter morning nap from LO (30 min to an hour) and then he takes a longer afternoon nap, sometimes 2+ hours.
@jessieR358 I am soooo jealous. What does your night time routine look like? I almost feel like LO is now reverse cycling and wants to eat eat eat at night/overnight, and is down to only 2 bottles during the day. Is that possible at 10.5 months? I had one night maybe 2-3 weeks ago that he sttn. It's been at least 2-3 wakeups since.
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My kid only gets 1 nap at daycare and is beyond exhausted when we get home that nights aren't fun for anyone bc she is so grumpy and ready for bed before 7 bedtime. On the weekends she naps 3x a day! Idk how they do it w just 1 nap.nights- she sleeps through even if she's too tired to eat her night bottle. We're lucky there.
DD can stay awake longer at daycare than she does at home too. I think it's because there is just so much going on, she doesn't realize how tired she is, and she fights naps because it's not dark and quiet in there. She will take one 30-60 minute nap in the afternoon, and then if I am lucky they will put her down for a quick 30 minute catnap around 4-4:30. If I am not lucky, they don't read her tired cues, and then as soon as we get home she starts screaming and falls asleep during the 5:30 nursing session, which pushes bedtime back by 30-60 minutes (I only let her sleep for 30 minutes, but it's still annoying), and she's usually in a TERRIBLY cranky mood when I try to feed her dinner those nights.
When I get there at like 5:15 and see DD has taken, like, one nap from 12-12:30, and the afternoon teacher is like "she's been so great today!" but as soon as she sees me she starts screaming because she is exhausted, I get so mad. Because I know what the rest of my night is going to be like. Recently they got a new teacher to relieve the lead teacher in the afternoons, and she has been really good about putting DD down for a late afternoon catnap. I hope she sticks around.
^^^^ this would piss me off. W would be a terrible candidate for this daycare. He can't miss out on any noise or activity.
Yeah I was super pissed about it at first. DD moved into the "crawler room" around 9.5 months which is where they prep them for the one year old room (they typically move in there around 15 months), so they only make it dark and quiet in there from 11:30am-2pm, which is the one year old room's daily naptime. DD does typically take a nap during that time because there's not as much going on. When she was in the infant room, they just had it dark-ish in there all the time and read tired cues all day long, so kids were just napping whenever (which makes sense, since there were kids in there from 6 weeks old - 9 months, so all different nap schedules). The days that she gets a late afternoon nap it's typically because they have consolidated the crawler and infant rooms together (due to kids leaving for the day) and she's been moved to the infant room, where the afternoon teacher notices that she's tired and puts her down.
I was ENRAGED about this when she first moved over, but then we investigated the other two 5-star centers that are in our immediate vicinity, and this was common practice in all of their crawler rooms. I don't want to move out of a 5-star facility, so I'm just dealing with it for the next few months...hopefully she'll cut down to one nap soon and it won't be an issue anymore. On weekends she typically does a 90 minute nap and then a 30 minute catnap, so if we can move that 90 minute nap a bit later, and maybe stretch it out a bit longer, she'll probably drop the catnap entirely. But I'm not going to sleep-torture her on weekends, so until she's clearly ready for that I'm not going to force it. I suspect she'll do this on her own in the next 3-6 months. Until then I pray for the good new afternoon teacher to always be in charge when I pick her up. When we have another kid we have discussed hiring a nanny instead of doing daycare, and I'd gladly poach that new teacher for the job. She seems to get it.
@delujm0 We must be in similar boat because all the kids in her class are over 1 and they moved her around 9 1/2 months. Their set time is 11:30-2ish as well for lights out nap time. She's still too young in my opinion, I was too naive to speak up and realize that was too young and now I'm like damnit!