Hello ladies and mums.
Me and my partner can’t agree and we’re starting to argue about it...
So my 19 month old since the age of about 9 months has been having one nap a day for about 2 hours each time from 11-1 and going to bed at 6.30/6.45 (however she plays around for about a hour, so doesn’t fall asleep until about 7.30).
However about a month ago my partner lost his job, and she went through a week where she didn’t nap at all, so we ended up putting her to bed at 6 (she would be asleep within 15 mins).
However by doing this at midday she’s tired, grumpy and doesn’t move around much just lounges on us, and just wants to watch tv whilst sucking on her dummy (which I did really well when he was working as she only got it at bed/nap time, now she’s got it all the time)
Anyway now when she does go down for a nap at 11 she falls asleep really fast (which tells me she’s needs it), however bedtime is a complete nightmare for example tonight it’s been 2.5 hours already and there’s no sign of her sleeping anytime soon, I should mention that at both nap times and bed time either me of my partner will lie with her and hold her hand until she falls asleep but after a hour or so of her messing around we start to get annoyed.
My partner goes back to work in the new year, and I’m worried that if we quit the naps, I’m going to have a hard time of things for 50 hours of the week. I feel like it’s ok for him to say stop the naps but he won’t be here to deal with her.
Would you stop your child’s nap at 19 months? To make bedtime quicker and easier?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated Rebecca