Elanor is moving towards shedding her nap entirely.
I really miss when she was a baby and would sleep anywhere, anytime. Or even when she stopped sleeping so easily in the stroller, she would sleep in the car back in the US. I didn’t really feel like I had constraints on my comings and goings related to her naps.
Until VERY recently, if we were out and about, Elanor would take a much later than usual nap, but she would eventually give in and take a half hour to an hour nap. The last three times we’ve been out during the day, she has flat out refused to nap. All day.
Now, even when we put her down at home and aren’t out, she fights that nap. Her nap, which used to be at noon has been fought back to 3pm or later. Of course, when that happens, bedtime is also being pushed back. Yesterday she fought the nap twice and cried until hysterical (20 minutes) at which point we had to get her up before she cried so hard she puked. Then she fell asleep in the stroller around 8pm when we were walking to the mall. She slept about 40 minutes and then was up until 1.
I’m struggling with the idea of enabling her to not nap at all and trying to put her down earlier, or trying to be far more regimented about what time she gets up and goes down to a nap. Do we just NEVER leave the house? I don’t know.
I sort of expected that she’d be a kid who gives up daily naps fairly early, but I was thinking that would be sometime between 2 and 2.5….not 19 months.