Thursday, January 17, 2008

Mumbling about sleep again...

This is strange. Its 5pm and I am sitting in front of the computer while Aaron snoozes. For the past week or so, I've been having problems putting him down for his afternoon naps. He lays there and genuinely tries for about 30-45mins to fall asleep. If he's not successful, he'll give up around the 45min mark and start playing around and asking to go out. I pretend to be asleep for another 15mins or so, hoping, that he'll fall asleep but that hasn't happened yet. After I give up, I try my best to stretch him peacefully till bedtime (6.30pm) but he usually has a meltdown halfway through dinner and all through his bath. So today, I decided to let him have a very very late nap and I'm sure I'll pay for it later by having to play with him late into the night.

I wonder if he's transitioning from two naps to just one nap a day. After all, he's already 17months old now. I'm really not sure because I've noticed that if he wakes up from his morning nap before 10.30am, he usually has no problems with the afternoon one. His standard is about 4hrs between the naps but somehow, if he wakes up after 10.30am, it could be 6hrs between them and he still doesn't seem to need to rest.

Everything about toddlers is so dynamic. Sleep schedules from one day to the next. His favorite toys from day to day. What he likes to eat. Whether he'll enjoy his bath or not. I'm certainly kept on my toes in this job!

6 comments:

John said...

"Everything about toddlers is so dynamic. Sleep schedules from one day to the next. His favorite toys from day to day. What he likes to eat. Whether he'll enjoy his bath or not. I'm certainly kept on my toes in this job!"

That won't change much for the next 16-17 years. (except the toddler part!)

Bilbo said...

If Aaron isn't going to use one of his daily naps, do you suppose he'd mind if I took it for him? It would make afternoons at the office go that much faster...

Amanda said...

Ha Ha Ha! The both of you are funny and have given me a good chuckle.

Nap Warden said...

I hear that. The second you think you've hit a routine, they change. I have two of them!

Kellan said...

He might be transitioning down to one nap - my son did that a lot earlier than my girls did. Then, he went back (about 6 months later) to wanting to sleep more again. It's hard to lose that other nap - but everyone eventually adjust and sometimes it will lengthen the afternoon nap!

Thanks for the kind comment on my post today - you are a true friend and it has been my honor getting to know you and your beautiful family. I love hearing your stories and learning so many new things through your posts. I look forward to our continued friendship Amanda - see you soon. kellan

MamaGeek said...

OH you're lucky he lasted for 2 naps this long! My son went to 1 nap around 11 months of age. :(

Long. live. the. nap!