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Jul 15, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
OT...when did your lo give up the morning nap??
Hey guys. I am just wondering when your lo's gave up that nice morning nap. My ped said that she is surprised Nate is still taking one. Adam took one all the way up till he was almost 2 (I was so lucky, lol).

This is his Nate's sleep pattern:

wake up at 6am

first nap at 8am

wake up at 10am

second nap at 2pm

wake up at 4pm

bedtime at 8-9pm

I know, some would die for this schedule...I am NOT complaining. He does wake up early but there is nothing I can do to get him to sleep longer. Should I try and keep him up till like 12 or so?? My mil thinks he should only be taking 1 nap by now...it works for us tho. I like having him up and then he sleeps again for 2 more hours...I can either go back to bed (if I am super tired) or take my shower in peace and get my "chores" done, lol. I just wanted to know how many naps your lo's are taking, thanks :)

Jul 15, 2008
mom2halleyann
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!!!
Jul 15, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Katie is 9 months (this Fri.) and she wakes up around 10; sometimes later if I can help it. Goes down again at 1:45-2:00; wakes up sometime between 3:45 and 5 if she is really tired or feels really crappy. Then she is in bed between 7:30-9; it all really depends on how she is feeling but usually is up at 10:30, down by 1:45 and up by 4 to be down again by 8. Wow, that was confusing! Somedays she feels really good and enjoys playing and other days she just wants to sleep. I do know that she needs a lot of sleep, as do I. Most people are ok on 7-8 hours but I need closer to 10 or 11. I think if he is napping/sleeping good obviously he still needs 2 naps and I totally agree about needing my one time! :)~Tracey
Jul 15, 2008
baby quinn's mommy
Mom to a 3 year old baby girl with severe reflux: g-tube, nissen fundoplication. dx: RAD, failure to thrive, DGE, epilepsy, sleep apnea, paraesohphogeal hernia, high lactic acid there's more "unknown disease"... Hospitalized 12 times, PT graduate! ST graduate! OT graduate! Current Meds: singulair, zopeonex, pulmicort, reglan, Keppra, Trileptal, vitamin B6, Veramyst. Current weight: 34 lb. Current height: 39". g-tube dependent, oxygen 1-2LpM all day and night PIC: Ms. Quinn
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I would so keep up this schedule!!!!
Jul 15, 2008
daniejo
Mom (Danie) to Adam (9-4-03) & Nate (3-7-07) Nate was diagnosed with silent AR at 2 months old. He was on neocate, prevacid 30mg per day and couldn't start solids till he was almost 8 months old. He started cow's milk at 14 months and is currently off all meds!! So far so good :) PIC: Disney trip 2008. Nate didn't know Piglet was there, he didn't like the characters too much.
LOL Donessa...I hear ya!! I didn't mention the occasional 2 or 4am wakings tho...it doesn't happen all the time, but it does happen. I just have to say...he does it more if he only gets 1 nap during the day...go figure. I seem the think that the MORE sleep he gets, the BETTER he sleeps at night. I am definitely keeping it "as is".
Jul 15, 2008
bigdaddy
Liz, mom to Donnie 12/2005
Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis at 5 weeks old
GERD since 4 weeks old
Colic until 13 weeks old
Delayed Gastric Emptying
MSPI
Surgery for Tubes and Adenoidectomy at 14 months old
Anemic since 9 month check
Febrile Seizures
Speech Therapy
MEDS: Zyrtec, Nasonex, Xopenex,
Vitamins with iron, and back on Prevacid as of 12/2008
That sounds like a great schedule and if it works for you then I wouldn't change it. Donnie has always had trouble with napping. He was down to one nap when he was 12-13 months old. He has now completely stopped taking naps and goes to sleep at 9-9:30 and is up at 8:00-8:30 in the morning. I actually made him take a nap today to see how it went and he was asleep for 26 mins that was it ugh. -Liz
Jul 15, 2008
jedd'smommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
He'll def. tell you when he is ready. I would keep it up as long as it is working.

I move Jedd to one nap all the way done moving it by the time he was aobut...14months. Maybe 13. I started trying to move it in earnest around 11 m onths...it took a while.

Jedd is 21 months and he wakes at 7:00 and takes a nap form 1:00 to 3:00 every day. Sometimes he is more tired and will fall asleep aorund 12:30 after he eats lunch.

BTW I almost ALWAYS have to wake him at 3:00 or he would sleep the day away. He goes to bed at 8:30.
Jul 16, 2008
maggiemom
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I think it's fine. Diff babies need diff things. Maggie is down to one nap and it's getting shorter. I'm sure it'll be gone when I start work. As long as he's doing fine, I think he must need it. Maggie prob. would if she woke up at 6.
Jul 16, 2008
seamus' mama
Seamus was born 7/6/07, one month early with Silent Reflux. Zantac since 3 weeks old, currently taking herbs and probiotics.
If it works for both of you, GREAT!
Jul 16, 2008
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
If it works for you, and it works for him, let the child sleep Danie! You don't need to feel apologetic to anyone about your mothering or your children -- you are all awesome, and you can just let yourself do what feels right to YOU!
Jul 16, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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I think that Abby went down to one nap around 18 months. She now sleeps 8:30pm to 8am and naps 1-3.
Jul 16, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
Unless he's fighting you about one of the naps I wouldn't change a thing!!!! Lauren actually started trying to give up one of her naps at about 11 months, but I held on to it until 12 1/2 just to be sure!

Lauren's down to 1 nap already, but she was taking a MEGA morning nap 8:30 - noon and then not wanting to take an afternoon nap and it was a huge fight everyday. And by 5ish she was a total crank box. I had the babysitter keep fighting her on it until I was home in the summer. I did it for one week and started moving her morning nap back! Lauren now naps from about 11:30 - 1:30, sometimes 2. She's in bed by 7pm and sleeps until about 6:30. Some days, I think I may have screwed up and done it too early, but most of the time it seems to work great.

Jul 16, 2008
lauren'smom
Jennifer - 1st time mom. Lauren (6/1/07) diagnosed 9/07 with GER at 3 1/2 months. Prevacid 7.5 mg in the am. Currently drinking whole milk and eating great!!
No longer aspirating! Yippee!
Picture: Why would Lauren play with the hundreds of dollars worth of toys scattered in my living room?!?! When she could play in a box! Estimated move date: Oct. 3rd!
FYI: I do miss that morning nap "get ready in peace" time too!!!
Jul 16, 2008
kmom
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
My son was up for 2 hours, down for 2 hours, up for 2 hours, down for 2 hours up for 2 hours and then down for the night. He got up at 9:00, first nap 11-1:00, down again 3-5 and then 7-8 bed time. This was his schedule until about 18 months old. Even after they moved him to the toddler room at daycare, he still took loooong naps there and still took 2 at home. Now at home (weekends, vacations) he will take 3-4 hour nap all at once starting noonish. At daycare he only sleeps 1.5-2 hours of late. Hope this helps.
Jul 16, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
Danie, Katie too will wake up to play between 4-5 am if she didn't nap well during the day too. I don't know why when I would think she would be more tired!
Jul 16, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
they give it up when they are ready to. sometime between 18-24 mo. earlier for some other kids but that is very rare and also makes for a cranky kid. i can't believe he sleeps so well for you like that. and yes, you are right most would kill for that schedule. why do mil always try and interfere, huh? i think for his age @ 18 mo. he is on a great schedule. and obviously, if he wasn't tired in the morning he wouldn't take the nap.
Jul 16, 2008
lanymama
Mom to Eddie 1/07 and Nicholas 6/08. Eddie allergic and refluxer now on cow's milk!!!! Nicholas also a refluxer on prevacid and breast milk. Mom on elimination diet AGAIN!!
i just consolidated Eddie's nal because he was waking up between 9pm and 12am. SO I put him down earlier at 630 instead of 7 and he goes down for 1 nap a 2-3 hour nap at 11;00-1130, HE WAKes up usually around 730, although he would really love to go down at 930am, the 1 nap a day works for him, although I must say Nate's schedule is pretty awesome!
Jul 16, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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*sniff* Once Elyse actually started taking naps (she was a rare newborn who never slept, even in NICU), she only took 2 naps for a VERY short time and they were VERY short naps. She has been taking only one for quite a while now. I ENVY YOU!!!! She sleeps about 1.5 hours a day and 10 hours at night (yes I know that's not enough, but what am I to do?)
Jul 16, 2008
ann_riley
naps
Having been through this twice I can tell you without fail, they will adjust their own naps when they are ready. If he is sleeping two naps and is happy, then he needs them....if he goes to bed fine at night, then he needs those naps....when you lay him down consistently for a week or two and he won't fall asleep, time to adjust the times, maybe a later morning nap, etc. I must recommend a book to you "HEALTHY SLEEP HABITS, HAPPY CHILD' by Marc Weissluth- the best baby book ever written. Someone recommended it to me and its been a life saver and helping me figure 'naps' out. My son had 2 - two hour naps a day until 22 months, then he went to one nap a day and continued to have naps until he turned 4. BOTH of my children woke up anywhere between 5-7am and no matter how late I kept them up, they never slept in any later, EVER- people kept saying to me 'put them to bed later, they'll sleep in' and I'd just say 'I've tried by he just gets overtired and gets up earlier....both are the same....they get overtired, its harder to get them to bed and the effects are accumulative....the longer they were kept up (days), the worse it seemed to get...then I leared to just go with what they need. I hope this helped, please get the book, its awesome!
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