I have a question and if you're reading this please, Please, PLEASE leave me a response. I am really wanting/needing some advice on this so please help a girl out.
With that said here goes.
For whatever reason I feel like Alessandra should be down to just one longer nap a day. I have tried a couple times to drop a nap and it has been horrible. She is a bear during the day, walks around with huge bags under her eyes, and then usually has a harder time going down at night because she is so exhausted and overtired by that point.
Side note: Alessandra has never been one of those easy to bed kiddos. She goes to sleep easily (and stays asleep) if you snuggle her to sleep and then transfer her to bed. She is stubborn, strong willed, and opinionated - just like her father (not me ;o) ). We've tried the cry it out method but that was a joke. She literally cried through every nap three days straight, and that was the end of us trying the cry it out method.
So back to nap-time. At what age did your kiddo (or kiddos you know) go from two shorter naps to one longer nap a day? From the short description I left above do you agree that she may still need the two nap schedule or am I just being a softy? And last but not least - What, in your opinion is a good nap-time routine?
Now like I said in the beginning I really am curious and really do want you to tell me. If you think I'm crazy for doing things the way I've described then please tell me so, and more importantly tell me how you think it would be better. Thank you in advance for you help and advice!
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