Sooner or later before all young mothers there is a task – to transfer the kid to one dream. It is a natural stage in development of the child. The kid can be longer and longer awake therefore withdrawal time for sleeping for the night moves for very late time. For example, on 12 o'clock in the morning. At the same time transition from a two times daytime sleep to disposable demands from mom of active participation, and sometimes and changes of own day regimen.
Isn't it time to pass to one dream?
Very first that you have to make is to estimate a day regimen of your child. If the kid sleeps in the evening the second time later and later, and for the night keeps within very late, most likely, it is already time to change its mode. The concept "late" differs in each family. However for the child about 21-22 o'clock in the evening are optimum to go to bed. Also you can be guided by age of the child. Usually children pass to one dream at the age of about a year.
We sate with impressions the first half of day.
If you intend to transfer the kid to a single daytime sleep, you need to increase time of his wakefulness in the morning. Walk in the fresh air perfectly will be suitable for these purposes. Try that the child went more itself (or crept), but did not sit in a carriage. It is also best of all not to go somewhere in the car or to go with a carriage far – so the kid will simply fall asleep. Walk at the playground, next to the house, to have an opportunity quickly to come back home from it.
Try to play actively with the kid that he was awake longer than usual and went to bed one day later, than got used to do it. How longer – depends on the specific kid.
Shift of the regime moments for a while before usual.
During a transition period it is better to shift a lunch of the kid for a while a bit earlier. If you feel that there passed not enough time from a breakfast, give to the child a portion less during the lunchtime. Try that before a daytime sleep the child ate: full the kid will longer oversleep. For a while a bit earlier not only the lunch, but also an afternoon snack, a dinner, evening bathing and withdrawal for sleeping for the night will move. At first the kid can begin to be capricious in the evening. He will need several days to understand and get used that the second time it will not sleep. And during this transition period it is better to stack the child on night absolutely early – hours in 20. It is not necessary to excite too the kid in the evening to lay him at 21 or 22 hours. Over time its mode itself will be set.
Parents sleep too.
Often during transition to a single daytime sleep the kid can wake up in an hour or two after falling asleep. If at this time parents are actively busy with household chores, the kid can think that day proceeds. He will wake up and will be ready for games, and it will be very difficult to lay then the child. Therefore by the time of when the kid wakes up, mom and dad already have to sleep. Then he will see that there came night, all sleep and will go to bed further. It does not mean that you should not even open an eye. Of course, you can rise, help the kid to fall asleep habitual for him and you in the way again. But you have to show it that day already came to an end and it is time for all to sleep. Usually transition to a single daytime sleep does not make special complexity. At first, when the kid just gets used to the new mode, young mom even manages to have a rest: the child goes to bed for the night very much early. It occurs not only because he should get used to be awake longer, but also still because a double daytime sleep usually shorter (minutes on 40), than single (1.5-2 hours).