We were transitioning successfully to 1 nap until about 5 days ago. Now my son can't even do 4 hrs A time. He is 1 year old and for about a month had been doing 5hr A times with just 1 long nap. I know 5 hrs is long for 12 months but less than 4 hrs (he starts getting very cranky around 3.5 hrs) is short! This change is well aligned with his development of walking. He was walking before that but not all day, all over the place. So is he just tired because he is so much more active? What are some other potential reasons? I think I have read on other posts that teething can also cause sleep changes and I have looked (as well as he will let me) and I don't see any new teeth coming it. It has been 1-2 months since the last tooth so I wouldn't be surprised if 1 is coming in. He isn't sick. He is sleeping well at night (11 hrs).
11:30 - 2:30 nap
New routine (we are still trying to figure this out)
I have tried a 30 min am nap from 9:30 - 10. Then he needs to sleep again from about noon - 2:30 or 3
I have also tried a longer am nap from 9:45 - 11 but then he isn't quite ready for a nap at 2:30 and sleeps more like 3-4.
7 - 7:30 sleep
I am constantly waking him from his naps which I don't like doing but I'm afraid he will think it is his 1, long, 3 hour nap if I don't. Maybe that is OK and then he can just take a short pm nap. Thoughts??