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would like to check, how many times of nap is your toddler having per day?
dear daughter is turning 19 months old soon, she's currently having 2 naps of 1.5hrs per day, 1 in the late morning and 1 in the late afternoon (normally till 5.30pm). but recently i realised that she's having difficulties to sleep in the night time as she's still very energetic, should i reduce her nap time frequency or hours? and, i'm also trying hard to wean her off the yaolan, i'm doing my part but mother in law is not. i'm a full time working mum, mother in law is taking care of dear daughter, i did told mother in law i want to wean dear daughter off the yaolan and told her how i normally did when dear daughter fell aslp in yaolan, but it seems that she's not doing her part well. what should i do?
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at around 18months, my dear daughter dropped her evening nap, so only taking a 1-2.5hr nap in the late morning.. she goes to bed around 9pm in the night..
as for yaolan, my mum agreed to wean off the yaolan as she is going to childcare soon n there is no yao lan in childcare.. so no problem with that..
if i'm you, i would have told mother in law again about weaning the yaolan, and just take down the yaolan n give it away.. so that she cannot use yaolan anymore..
dear daughter is also going to playgroup soon, from 9am to 11am.
my mother in law has a bad habit, whenever she 'yao' the yaolan, she 'yao' till so hard, and dear daughter is like flying up and down, this worries me so much. i did tell her so many times not to 'yao' so hard, but she never seems to listen, and this is also why i wanted to wean dear daughter off the yaolan soon.
dear son is 17mth old. at the age of around 15mth old, we cut down his nap to once a day. before that, he used to nap 1.5hrs twice a day. but same as your girl, we realise he was very energetic at night. he will even wake up in the middle of night just to PLAY-.-""
Thinking that night sleep is muh more impt than the daytime naps. we dropped one of hi nap. From what i read, and what my mummy friends told me, at around 17-18 mths, most toddlers are taking only 1 nap. but this depends on individual, some toddlers nap alot in the day but still can sleep very well at night while some (lik dear son), below 18mths but cannot nap too much if not will affect heir night time sleep.
As for the yaolan part, s your girl sleeping in it even at night? if night time she is able to sleep on bed, then i think it is much more easier to wean off than those who sleep in yaolan even on night time. you can wean her off on weekends. during the nap, just pat her to sleep is can. i know patting a child to sleep sounds lik a bad habit but IMO, it's pretty diffi to not to pat a child if she is used o yaolan.
my mum also used to 'disagree' with me when i was trying to wean dear son off yaolan. but when she see there is some 'improvement', she slowly gave in. you can try, maybe when your mother in law see your girl slowly accept the bed, she will also slowly gives in? =)
Since my boy 15 month onward he only slept one afternoon nap for 2-2.15 hr.
Slept too long will affect their night sleep.
Slowly wean off , did you look after your child at night?
If so you can try slowly but if is your IL look after then is hard as old ppl like child sleep Yao LAN.
They dont have e patience for them to sleep on bed.
Tell your mother in law shakin e Yao LAN too hard will cause brain problem. Tell her is doctor say one.
Last edited by raeka; 08-11-2010 at 01:26 PM.
my eldest girl start to nap once a day also around 18mth...now she's 2 yrs, she took 1x 2 hour nap or more sometime and yet she still energetic untill late at night...she sleep so late most of the night =( no matter how hard i try to put her to sleep at 9pm but she still feel fresh~~
she slept on yaolan at daytime and bed at nite time...there was some time she dont wanna sleep on yaolan for few mths. then she ask me she wanna get back in...dont know why too.
my youngest daughter now 1 yr old already sleep 1x 2-3 hour a day nap (normally after lunch)
and sometimes she would take another nap in the afternoon around 5 or 6pm but not everyday, so its depends on her mood i wonder issit ok to do that? or should i force her to take 2nd nap?!?
and since she's 7mth she dont't wanna sleep in yaolan, she would cry if i put her there, coz she want to toss her body around to sleep hehe.so untill now she sleep on bed (day and nite)
as for yaolan, maybe your mother inlaw feel much easier to put the child to sleep, she doze off faster and if she startled can just yao yao untill she doze off again...ya know... if she sleep on bed that means your mom in law have to be around her, if she startled then cry she would be awake and dont wanna sleep anymore...sometime baby get cranky if they dont get enough sleep then trouble for your mother in law...cranky baby is a handfull ya know...
first time i also dont like yaolan coz its like forcing to sleep while baby wanna be active, but then i think again, baby would sleep soundly and they feel secure tats y she slept longer...and i can do my other things like house chores and stuff hehe...
i took care both of my gals btw, and i'm armed with 1 yaolan too.
I'm a full time working mum, normally when i reach hme after work, dear daughter has already woke up from her 2nd nap. when approaching dear daughter sleeping time at night, i will carry her to my room and start to pat her to sleep, sometimes it succeeds, but sometimes dont't. even though i told her a few times i wanted dear daughter to wean off the yaolan, there's still no improvement.
Maybe you can try to talk to her when your hub is around? before that, let your hub know and tell him that you expect him to stand by your side. =)
ya. night sleep is more important.
my girl sleep very early in the morning. 10am ! till 11.30am or 12noon.
then my mother in law will try to let her sleep like 30 mins in the later afternoon.
she sleeep by 8pm and wakes up 7am the next day.
my girl can really sleep one
I think Eva is the oddball . She wakes up at 7am, has two naps (at least 1.5 hours each) and wants - I repeat, wants - to be in bed by 8pm at night . She sleeps through as well. I think it's because she has always been a sleeper plus when she's awake, she's quite active.
If kiddo is having a hard time sleeping at night, you may want to consider diet as well as other things - diet here is basically sugar. Does your kiddo have any toddler FM before going to bed? Coz blood sugar imbalance is one of the reasons behind hyperactivity in children. The other could be that your kiddo is super stimulated close to bed, eg playing, etc, so find it hard to zzz.
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Iggy has been on 1 nap (2.5-3hrs) since 16mths old or so until now. Before that, he used to be taking 2 naps of 1.5hrs each. He sleeps at 8pm, wakes up at 7-7.30am for the day.
i wean my baby off the yaolan when they are around 18mths. that time i also hesitated on how to wean them off. maybe you can try my way.
usually they have 2 naps - one in morning around 10am+ till 12pm+ and the other is afternoon nap around 3.30-4pm till 5pm+. i cut off the morning nap and when around 12-1pm, they start to feel abit tired. but still dont't let them sleep. until around 2pm, they totally tired until lazy to move, just lie on the sofa watch tv. i put the mattress in their room and let them lie down.
about 10-15mins of patting, they sleep like log.
you can try & wish you good luck!
all the best!
my 17mth old son sleeps in yaolan @ mother in law place but at home he either sleeps on the mattress on the floor or co-sleep with us. ive wean him off yaolan at home when he was 6mths old. my son dont nap much in the afternoon now. morning he wakes up at 8am, nap around 1pm(1-1.5hr, sometimes 2hrs)
sometimes evening 6+pm after dinner he will nap for awhile(45mins-1hr), if he sleeps too long, i will wake him up or else he cant sleep at night. night sleep is very impt for children.
if my son never take evening naps, he will sleep early at 9pm.
My daughter is 21 months old, recently, she doesn't want to sleep at night. She wants to play for a few hours than sleep? In the past, she'll take her morning naps and sleep at night. But now, no? What should i do?