#MOMTALKMONDAY: NAP TIME QUESTIONS

Happy Monday Mamas!! 

I feel like we are in a good spot where Edison is sleeping great at night. He gets up once around 5 or sometimes not at all, and wakes up at 7. But nap time is where the struggle has been lately. 
He used to be a good napper, and by good I mean 2 to 2.5 hour naps in the morning. Afternoons we are typically out and about and he gets a good 30 minutes – 1 hour nap in the car. 

Lately though Edison has been napping only 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes ON THE DOT. I swear. How does he know? 
And surprisingly you can’t get much done in an hour 🙁 Just enough time to get ready and may pick up the house so I am hoping to end this soon. 

So, how do I break this record of his. I would love to get him sleeping 2-3 hours in the morning and keep is afternoon nap short. 
How do I get him to sleep longer?
Currently we get up around 7 or 8 and he is down for a nap usually around 10 am. 

When is a good time to start transition to one nap a day? 
Or should I not stress over tying to get to one nap a day so fast? He is 10.5 months old
Would black out curtains help the situation? 

We do use a white noise machine. 
I also rock him to sleep every time and lay him down. 
Should I put him down drowsy and make him self-soothe himself to sleep? 

I feel like I am rambling a bit BUT…
​I would love any or all of your input! 
Feel free to comment here or on my latest IG post so that other mamas can see your wonderful advice! 

xo, Camilla
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  1. Natally
    September 27, 2017 / 11:31 am

    My son is turning 11 months in 2 days and yes, he was a good sleeper too. Sleeps throughout the night and his naps were 2-3 hrs straight but 2 weeks ago he started taking 30-45 min naps. I Believe it’s just part of an age stage.

    • Camilla Thurman
      September 27, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      This makes me feel so much better.. kinda 🙂
      As long as it is just a age phase then I am okay! The fun thing about babies is they go in and out of good and bad phases rather quickly! Hoping he goes through this one fast though.. and I am sure you are too!

      xo Camilla

  2. Katie
    October 2, 2017 / 11:16 am

    You can do 2 things.
    1) wake him up no later than 7am and have him down for his morning nap by 9am- this will help keep the 2 naps. Or
    2) Start to delay the morning nap. If he’s not taking it by 9am then I’d transition him to 1 nap. Start delaying it by 10/15 min every day until you find a good mid day time. Sometimes they only make it to 11, and that is just fine.
    You might also need to move up bedtime when he goes to 1 nap, just keep an eye on his afternoon behavior and don’t be afraid of a 6:30pm bedtime, he might really need it.
    As far as how to put him down, that is up to you. I’ve done both routes, I prefer to have them self soothe b/c I don’t have time anymore to sit with them. So it’s up to you. If you keep holding him, when he transitions to a big boy bed, you will need to lay with him to get him to sleep. (Just to keep in mind for the near future.) Hope this helps!! It’s a very normal transition at his age 🙂

    • Camilla Thurman
      October 2, 2017 / 10:38 pm

      Thank you so much Katie!

      This is all so so helpful, I appreciate you taking the time to write me.

      xo Camilla

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