Ya, I know, kick me now. I would if I was you.
However, the last few weeks have been…WEIRD. For the past five months or so Stella was pretty consistently sleeping 8pm-7am with 2 naps of about 1-1.5 hrs each. That’s 13-14 hrs of sleep per day — quite typical and normal for a 13 month old.
SHIT, I just realized as I typed that sentence that it’s today that she’s 13 months old. EEK! Time flies.
At any rate, lately her bedtime has been shifted back an hour from time to time because she just is NOT tired at 8pm. Why, you ask? Well, her daytime naps have gone to shit at daycare and Nana’s house (maybe 30 min in the morning and 30min-1hr in the afternoon), but at our house, she has been sleeping 3 hrs in the morning (9-12) and 2 in the afternoon (3-5). That is a LOT of sleep. We’re talking 15-16 hrs/day.
What in the world?
A few mornings she has woken up early, but often I’ve had to wake HER up at 7:30 to get her ready for daycare. See exhibit A below.
Yeah, the kid is just zonked! She seems to be sleeping great – I can literally set her in her crib and walk away now, and 90% of the time she talks herself happily to sleep. But should I be concerned? Is it just due to a growth spurt or something? How much did your kid sleep at this age? How did you transition to one nap in early afternoon so that the late afternoon nap didn’t screw with bedtime? At what age did you make the transition?
*ETA – I really don’t know if she’s ready to drop to 1 nap, b/c child is CRANKY if she isn’t down by 10 at the latest for a morning nap. I can’t imagine forcing her to stay awake by any means. I dunno… I just think it’s weird that she’s suddenly sleeping so much more. Feel free to slap me if I’m being silly worrying about her sleeping too much. *sigh*
*ETA#2 – She is at daycare 2x/wk and Nana’s 1x/wk, so that means 4x/week she is sleeping a TON at home (my SIL watches her at our house and Wed/Sat/Sun I’m home with her) and 3x/wk not so much. Nana waits too long to put her down, I can guarantee it, and and daycare I think it’s a combo of (1) she doesn’t want to miss out on anything, and (2) I think the daycare provider kinda wants her on the toddler 1x/day nap schedule so the morning nap ends up being only 30 min for whatever reason. IMO.