Is your son getting ready to move to a different room? At the last center I worked at, the children in Infant A (birth to 12 months) had to be down to one nap per day (along with other requirements) before moving onto the next room. This is because they are trying to get all of the children onto the same schedule for feeding, playing, learning and napping. The provider probably knows your child pretty well, assuming he/she has been around for a few months, but that doesn't mean you don't know your child best. I agree with the PP who told you to let the provider try a one nap a day for a week or two....who knows, the child may actually do fine, but if not stick to your guns and demand the 2 naps a day or find a center that will. While your provider is trying the 1 nap a day schedule I recommend that you continue it on the weekends. Also, try moving the bedtime back a half hour or hour and see how that affects the nap schedule.
at 11:09 AM on Aug. 10, 2009