Consolidating two naps to one
I think lo may be transitioning to one nap but the days where we have been successful with 1 nap (only twice) he has napped for 3 hours which is the same amount of time he would previously sleep in 2 naps (2x 1.5 hrs).
is this normal or should we keep trying for 2 naps? There are days where we only get 1 and he won't go down for the other but I feel they need two.
Offer an early bedtime and/or the second nap on bad nap days or if she becomes too sleepy throughout the day.
Finally, don’t be afraid to step back if she starts to get overtired – see Thought #3.
There should be no rush in transitioning to one nap.
This is the time to start introducing a sleep schedule.
I don't know if you are utilizing any particular sleep training method/book, but I strongly recommend "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby" by Marc Weissbluth, MD.
Work with your consultant to determine the best approach for your baby, but one method is to move the first nap back 15 minutes every three days until you reach a -pm nap time.
That nap should last 1.5 – 2 hours before dropping nap two, but nap two should shorten to just a catnap or even quiet time until this goal is achieved.