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When does bub move from having 2 sleeps to 1 sleep?

My son started walking at 10.5mths. Now at 11mths thinks sleeping is just not cool with a big wide world to explore. Has a nap from 9am-10.30/11am and thinks that's it for the day until bedtime at 7pm!!!!!

When should I just roll with the punches on this one, or should I fight it a bit longer. Some days he's cool with no arvo nap. But mostly he is feral by 4.30/5pm.

TIA for your suggestions!!
Hi. I would say that 11 months is pretty young for just one sleep. DD1 was 2 when she dropped to one sleep (but she is an AMAZING sleeper and at nearly 4 still has a 2 hr day sleep, and goes to bed at 6:30 every night...) DD2 dropped to 1 sleep at 19 months. I'd persist for a while and see how you go. If he flat out won't have the 2nd sleep then maybe you need to try and make the one sleep later in the day so that the afternoons aren't so long for him - and you! Good luck with it all.
Certainly by 12 months many children would only be having one sleep so he's not too far out.

If he can't last until bedtime, maybe you need to try to make the day sleep a bit later. Most 12-month-olds that have one sleep would probably go down around 12:00 noon or so. My 22-month-old has her sleep at 1:00pm (actually sometimes she'll still have two sleeps if she's had a tough night the night before!).

For most children, the important thing is how many hours sleep they're having over a 24-hour-period, not what time they're going to sleep. He should be having at least 14 hours at this age.
I have put him down at 8.30am this morning. I was thinking of putting him down later (gradually get later over a course of time) but by 8.30/9am he is cranky and tired already.

His night sleeps are 7pm to 6am. 11hrs plus 1.5/2hr day sleep. He is shy of his sleep quota?

I wonder what the average age is when they drop to one sleep?
My DS is now 4.5yrs old but when he was around 12 months he would wake in the morning at about 7-7.30am then return to bed for his day sleep at about 12.30ish (after his lunch) and sleep through until 3-3.30pm and then back in bed at 8-8.30ish.

Julia (14yrs), Cooper (6yrs) & Amarlia (14 months)

DD1 was around 16 months when she went to one sleep a day. She was always a good sleeper. But in saying that, she stopped all day naps at 2 1/2 <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />

DD2 (11 months at the moment) has 2 day naps most days but some days only has one and she's fine with that.
My DD was around 12 months old when she dropped to 1 sleep. Some days though if she's tired, we'll still put her down for 2, perhaps 9 - 9.30AM then 1.30 - 2.00PM and don't let her sleep past 3 - 3.30PMish otherwise she's a nightmare to get to bed later on. I'd be pushing him to stay up later in the morning, difficult if he's cranky though. But otherwise if he goes down early, perhaps you could just sit him in his cot for 45 mins in the afternoon as a "rest" period.
by 14 months my daughter was having one mid day sleep smile
she is almost 2 now and depends on what we are doing whether she'll have any day sleep now <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/dry.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='<_<' />
I have a nearly 11month old who started waking at 5.00AM in the morning after having 2x 2hr naps during the day. I am pregnant with my 3rd and the 5am wake up calls were a nightmare! So i decided i would try him on one sleep a day to see how it went. This started Sunday and so far success!!! Our routine goes like this

NOW 8am Wake up/breakfast
9am Formula
11.30am Lunch
12-2.30pm Sleep
2.30pm Formula
3.30pm Afternoon tea
6.00pm Dinner
6.30pm Shower/bedtime routine
7.00pm formula then bed

This is working well for us. He is NOT overtired by the end of the day and is sleeping tru from 7pm til 8am much better if i do say so myself. he is getting all up 15 and 1/2 hrs sleep over the course of 24hrs.
All children are different and its all about finding a routine that suites them and you.
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