18 month regression?
My baby is 3 days away from turning 18 months old. For the last 8 weeks he has been down to 1 nap of about 70 minutes and has 10.5 hours at night.
He is now waking up once a night (which he has not done for ages) and also looking exhausted after only 2 hours awake in the morning whereas previously he could be awake for 5 hours. Yesterday he woke up at 6.30am and was yawning at 9.00am. I kept him awake as he had a toddler music class to go to but then when I tried to put him down for a nap at midday (the usual time) he just screamed and could not settle. After 90 minutes of trying I took him for a drive and he went to sleep straightaway.
Do I need to reinstate the morning nap and if yes what sort of time and for how long should I let him sleep in the morning please?
I also need to ensure that he has an afternoon nap as there is no way that he could just have an early morning nap and then last for the whole day - any afternoon nap would need to end by 3.30 as I need to do the school run.
Any help much appreciated thank you.
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