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  • Emma H

    April 19, 2024 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Elen,

    I am just wondering if the 14 months is a typo? In your first post, it mentions that she was 15 months. Is she now 16 months old?

    When she skips her nap, how does she seem? Is she still cheerful, or does she become tired and fussy as the day continues?

    Also, when she doesn’t nap at 11 am, does she fall asleep later, perhaps during a car ride or in the pram if you’re out for a walk?

    Based on what you’ve shared, it doesn’t sound like she’s overtired by 11 am. It seems more likely that she’s just not tired enough to sleep, especially if she’s content to play in her crib during naptime. Since she’s generally not upset when you leave her alone in a quiet, dark room, and she doesn’t fall asleep, it suggests she might not need to nap so early.

    If it works for you, consider pushing her nap time back to around 12:15 or 12:30 pm (when she is placed in the crib to fall asleep). If you go with a nap time at 12:30 pm you could offer her lunch at 11:30 am am. Also, encouraging her to nap in the afternoon takes advantage of the natural afternoon dip in her circadian rhythm, which may help her fall asleep.

    If she starts napping at this new time but begins to resist going to bed at her usual time, you might need to move her bedtime slightly later, perhaps to 7 or 7:30 pm.

    Does that make sense?