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Aug 10, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
OT - is 10.5 months to young to drop a morning nap?
Hi ladies. You probably have all heard me complain 9,456,773 times what a crap sleeper Sebastian is. I actually had to start some modified CIO/baby whisperer training two nights ago because were back to hourly wakings AGAIN! I was worried that he was in pain because of his last reaction to Omnicef, but I decided he was fine when I put him down and he started laughing and trying to put his leg behind his head. He only started screaming when I left the room! Today, I left and he just putzed around his crib for like 45 minutes, happy as a clam (I have a video monitor. I LOVE IT). He was actually doing laps around the perimeter of the crib and laughing out loud. Anyway, then he started crying, so I went in after a minute or two. He had dropped a giant poop, so that nap was over.

This makes three days of fighting a.m. naps - the first time, he finally went to sleep after I did Pick up/put down 376589 times/let him cry for 2-3 minutes at a time while I sat in the rocking chair). Yesterday, he protested loudly. Today - well, I just explained that nap. Yesterday, I took him for a family run (husband, dog, baby) after the missed nap, then fed him, then put him down at 11:45. He went right to sleep and slept 2.5 hours. I did the exact same thing today, and he has been asleep 1.5 hours so far.

He goes to bed around 6:30ish........... 7 at the absolute latest, but it is usually pretty ugly by then....and when all i swell, wakes between 6 and 6:30.

What do you think about me dropping the a.m. nap? Do you think he is too young? He has never been a good sleeper, so I have no idea. THANK YOU, moms!!
Aug 10, 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 dropping the morning nap means a better nap in the afternoon, then give it a try! At Halley's daycare they forced her down to one nap at 1 year, and he's not too far off that mark. If I've learned anything the last 17 months, it's to be flexible *sigh*
Aug 10, 2008
katiesmommy
Tracey, mom to Katie diagnosed with GERD at 3 week.
If he doesn't seem to need it and it makes afternoon nap better than I would drop it.
Aug 10, 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.
We too are dealing with night wakenings and odd nap schedules . Took coy 1.5 hours to go down for a nap yesterday afternoon and then he continued to sleep 1.5 hours afterward. He too will run laps around the crib and when you go in there he laughs... you can visibly see how overtired he is because he looks like he is on speed. I talked to my GF last night with a 14 mo. old and she said 9-12 mo. was the hardest for her. Hers did the same exact thing.

That being said, every kid is different. What is important is that he gets enough quality sleep however he gets it. May I ask what time you are attempting the morning nap? Are you starting 1.5 to 2 hours after wake up? Is he protesting these naps when he is sleeping straight 12 hours? if so, then you can push that morning nap until 3 hours after wake-up on occasion. Most kiddos need 2 naps until 12-18 mo. My other friend's little one dropped his @ 15 mo. and is now napping from 12-2 or 3.
Aug 10, 2008
mdbarbagallo
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Mom2coy- Ha! 12 hours straight is a joke/dream. Sebastian has slept through the night - meaning FIVE hours - about five times in his life. On a typical night, he goes down around 6:30ish, wakes several times between 9-11 (he just sleeps so fitfully during this time and wakes twice or so), wakes once to eat between 12:30 and 3:30, and then wakes once an hour between four and six. Last night was our best night ever. He slept from 7:15 to 11, woke up screaming but went back to sleep when my husband put his hand on his back, woke at 3:20 to eat, and then slept until 6:15.

I try to get him to be asleep about 2.75 hours after he wakes in the morning and after he wakes from his a.m. nap. That *usually* works best for him. On nights that are particularly crappy, I put him down earlier. The thing is, I think he still needs that morning nap because he wakes so, so early! On good days, both naps are good. On bad days, he wakes up 30 min into each nap and has to be rocked back to sleep.

Thanks for your feedback, moms!
Aug 10, 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.
i miss the days of coyle sleeping well. he has not slept thru the night-which for him was 7p to 6a (or 530) in weeks. he too has been waking crying-then waking again to eat about those times-then eats again @ 530 and sleeps with us until about 7 something after. if he is sleeping crappy i'd try starting a "nap routine" about 1:45 minutes after wake-up and see if that helps. he might be getting too overtired and then fighting like a banshee during that nap. a couple of weeks ago coy went from 10 am until BEDTIME! with no nap. we were both a wreck. these kids have such fierce spirits.
Aug 10, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
You know, my mom said my brother never slept until elementary school and that I never napped, but would sleep 12 hours at night. My girl usually takes 2 naps for an hour apiece and then sleeps about 8-9 hours at night. They're all different. I have found that using a jumper to bounce out the "nasties" before napping/sleeping did great things for Allie. She hits turbo-mode when she's overtired, so bouncing gets most of the excess energy amd I can lay down on the floor to keep an eye on her...
Aug 10, 2008
sadie
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Melissa if Keira was up all night w/ as crabby as she is lately during the day......I'd be a wreck! :P She sleeps nowadays from like 7:30pm-6:00 a.m. and sometimes decides to play around FIVE a.m. Then about an hour and a half after she's been up she goes down for a "nap" but really she rarely sleeps more than a half hour IF I'm lucky. Then the afternoon she'll go down for MAYBE an hour. It makes for a very very long afternoon. I've thought about dropping the morning naps but she gets too crabby so although she really doesn't even sleep long enough in the morning - I guess it's doing something. I guess if it keeps working and he doesn't start getting cranky-as if it's like starting to catch up to him then heck I say go for it! :)
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