Naps during day, advice please!

Discussion in 'Toddler & Pre-School' started by LoraLoo, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    I have just moved Amy into her own cot/room after co-sleeing with me. I've been using controlled crying (this is the 3rd day) and its going fab, 15mins the first night, about 30 seconds last night :thumbup:
    I've also started putting her in hercot for a nap during the day rathe than falling asleep on me. Yesterdays nap went well- cried for all of 15 seconds and flat out. Today, 15 seconds of crying....went to check on her after 5 mins and she is sat in her cot just looking round and playing with her new teddy (that I got her for being such a 'big girl'!)
    She's stillnot gone to sleep, do I leave her there or bring her down? Feel a bit cruel just leaving her but Im thinking its best she understands I wont come running if she doesnt fall asleep straight away? xxxxx
     
  2. momofmister

    momofmister Well-Known Member

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    Leave her be...she is playing with teddy and very well may lay down with him and have a good nap. If you go get her everytime she sits awake she will quickly learn that if she just sits there awake you will come get her.

    I am a true believer that kids need rest...that means either a nap, or just laying in their bed resting quietly. Either way they get to recharge and will be much happier the rest of the day.
     
  3. LoraLoo

    LoraLoo Pregnant with a Rainbow

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    Thanks, great advice :thumbup: will definately just leave her be in the future. Trouble is the monkey has now fallen asleep - 10 min before we are due to go out! Hopefully she will soon get to realise that her cot means sleep and will get into a good routine (better late than never i guess!) :flower: xx
     
  4. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Im the same as momofmister, I leave Alex even if hes awake in his darkened bedrom. He always falls asleep even if its after 45mins!
     
  5. hancake100

    hancake100 Mummy to a princess x

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    I am the same hun, Ellie gets tired around the same time every day but if the odd day even if she doesnt look that tired I still put her down for her nap even if she plays for a little while she tends to fall asleep in the end. I tried leaving her up before now but then she gets really grumpy.x
     
  6. mumtofour81

    mumtofour81 Mother of 4

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    I agree, I'd leave her be, she learns to enjoy her own company this way as well rather than always depending on mummy and then you will find yourself with a very clingy baby xx
     
  7. Siyren

    Siyren Guest

    i agree with everyone else- i always leave lyssa unless she gets upset- in which case i'l go get her.
    on the days (like yesterday) when she refuses to nap for so long that she becomes hysterical (this is downstairs in my arms- couldnt stop her screaming) i pop her in her buggy and we walk until she calms down and falls asleep- so yeah im a true believer in children needing their rest x
     

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