Dear mummies and daddies,
Could I get your opinions on what I should do with my LOs daytime naps? She's 7 months old and usually sleeps for about an hour at 9am, an hour at noon and half an hour at 4pm. I'm following Lisa Clegg's Blissful Baby Expert book quite closely, and her advice has been pretty solid in every aspect. Except, she strongly recommends a short morning nap of 30 min (or less) and a long lunchtime nap of at least 2 hours. I really struggle to achieve this, and I don't want to do crying it out during the day to lengthen her lunchtime nap. She can resettle herself between sleep cycles at night, because she sleeps for 11 hours solid, but at lunchtime, she just seems to wake up at the end of each sleep cycle, instead of resettling. She seems in a good mood when she's awake, so I'm thinking she's getting adequate amounts of sleep. But a good long lunchtime nap would fit better with the nursery routine I'm hoping to send her to when she's a year old. What do all you other parents do? Shorten the morning nap to make sure baby is tired enough for a long lunchtime nap, or do you just let sleeping babies lie?
Thanks all in advance,