Nathan is now almost 9 months and doing really well with sleeping through the night. However, he's developed a habit of pooping 20 mins into his morning nap and waking himself up. How should I handle this? Should I change him? Let him cry? I can tell he's still tired after only 20 mins of napping, but he refuses to go back to sleep.
Unfortunately there really isn't too much we can do about his bowel movements. Sometimes fiddling with his feed times can help but most often it doesn't. You can try and do some leg presses with him about an hour before naps to see if you can encourage the poop to come out sooner. If he poops closer to the beginning of his nap you can keep him up for an additional 20 minutes to try and catch the poopy diaper before you put him down or the other option is to quickly and quietly change him in his bed with no talking and then quickly leave an go back into your wait sessions. Regardless, as he continues to grow, his bowel movements will change and he may stop pooping at the time that he is now.