For those kids who are down to one nap....

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For those kids who are down to one nap....

What time to they get up, go down for the nap, how long do they nap, and when do they go to bed for a normal, typical, average day?

I think our big struggle for 1 nap is his nap time. I just don't know when to try to put him down for 1 nap to work.

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Simon is transitioning to 1 nap. Yesterday was lovely! He was up at 730am, napped from 1030 to 1245pm, bed at 800pm no fuss. That would be our ideal day.

Today not so much. Only napped from 11 to 12. He seems tired already (at 220) but I wont let him nap again yet. Maybe in an hour or so I'll see if he wants another quick nap. Not ideal though.

Yesterday was a very nice day. I'm trying to encourage a nap around 1030 for at least 2 hours. It doesnt happen often. LOL! But at least with the one nap he 99% of the time is out without a fuss at 730-8pm and generally sttn (though has had 1 waking the past few nights for a little boobie snack. LOL!)

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Lyla wakes up in the morning around 7:30. She goes down for a nap between 1 and 2pm and sleeps for 1hr to 1.5hours. She used to go to bed around 7-7:30p, but it's been 8 or 8:30pm lately. I think we may have to try 9pm since she stays awake in her crib for a while after I put her down, but she is teething right now and seems to be going through a growth spurt too.

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i just thought about it, but Simon takes his nap early considering when he gets up. Seems to work for him though and guarentees a good nights sleep.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

What time to they get up, go down for the nap, how long do they nap, and when do they go to bed for a normal, typical, average day?

I think our big struggle for 1 nap is his nap time. I just don't know when to try to put him down for 1 nap to work.

Natalie gets up around 8:30am, takes a nap around 12-1pm, then is up around 3ish. Then bedtime is around 9pm..Same thing everyday!

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Teagan gets up around 7:30, naps from 12:30/1 to 2/2:30, and is down around 8pm. So, her nap is 1-2 hours depending on the day.

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I think Aiden's issue is the length of his naps. Can't get the kid to sleep longer than an hour. I think that's why he asks for a 2nd nap. Need a magic solution to get him to sleep longer. Maybe next week I'll try to get him to go down right after lunch. Maybe a full belly will help.

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Delaney gets up around 7:30-8:00.....down for a nap right after lunch, sleeps for about 3 hours. Goes to bed at 9-9:30.

We just transistioned to 1 nap per day....she was having MAJOR sleep issues and waking up at 2, 3 4 am sometimes.

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The days Ronin has 1 nap at the moment he wakes between 6 and 7am, has a nap anywhere between 11 and 12:30 (depending on how long we have been caught up town doing stuff) and sleeps for anywhere from 1-2 hours.

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Odin is up for the day by 6:30/6:45, goes down for a nap right after lunch at 12:30 until 3/3:30, bedtime is by 7:30. He is extrememly active between wake-up and nap while with all my preschool kids, it totally wears him out. On weekends he tends to nap later, like 1:00/1:30, and a little shorter period of time since its more relaxed with just family around and less exhausting.

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on a typical weekend when he doesn't have to go to daycare, he will get up around 8:00 go down for a nap around 11:00 and sleep 2.5-3 hours. He will go down for the night around 7:00pm sometimes earlier if he is really cranky or didn't have a very long nap. I find if he is awake longer then 2 hours at a time he starts getting sleepy

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Lainey is up some time between 5-7:30 am. Lately she has been waking at 5 and alternately crawling/catnapping all over the bed until 6:30 ish. It's very annoying. Then she takes a nap around noon, which lasts about 1-2 1/2 hrs. Then she goes to bed around 7:30pm.

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we get up at 6 am

He naps from 11 till when ever he wakes up (which when he's not ill is usually around 1)

Goes to bed at 6 pm

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Well, DH wants to make today the first day where we force the transition to just 1 nap. Managed to keep him awake from 8am to 12:30pm which is good for Aiden! Hope he sleeps well so we don't have melt down evening. lol.