Share with me your nap time routine....

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  1. Linny

    Linny Well-Known Member

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    Pleeeease!!!

    I am struggling to get LO into any kind of napping routine. She kinda has one at bedtime and usually gets herself off to sleep fine, through the day is a diff story. HV told me to recreate bedtime for her naps but that includes a bath and bottle form daddy which obviously i can't do!

    She currently sleeps in her swing, on me or at a push on a thick blanket on the floor but will only catnap cos of all the distractions. I want her in her cot but she won't settle and just cries. PUPD doesn't work cos her crying doesn't stop when i pick her up :shrug:

    Any suggestions greatly welcomed :flower:
     
  2. Pixxie

    Pixxie Mum to 1 little girl

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    Naptime routine!?

    Ours goes: LO stays awake until exhausted, LO cries, I bounce and sway with LO, LO remains awake, LO cries more, I get fed up, LO gets boob, LO falls asleep on boob, I watch TV for the next hour :dohh: :haha:

    I have tried countless times to get her to sleep elsewhere but after a few days she decides she wont have it and we go back to naps on mummy :roll: xx
     
  3. kalou1972

    kalou1972 Mummy to Miller & TTC #2

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    Hi chic....we didnt get Miller into a routine until probably 6 mnths !!

    He used to fight sleep as much as he could. Its only really been over the last few months where i can say he sleeps at around 930am for up to 2 hrs...then 230pm ish fro about an hour.

    WE just ended up going with the flow ass it was too stressful trying to force him to sleep ....this couls take over an hour just for him to get put down and wake 10 mins later !!!!xx
     
  4. Linny

    Linny Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: that is almost exactly my routine :rofl: Ah well :) Though I have to say when ive let her sleep on me for the day she won't sleep in her cot at night and then she ends up in bed with me too :wacko: Clever little missy she is :)
     
  5. Linny

    Linny Well-Known Member

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    Thank you hun! I'm tryin to let her lead with her tired times and try get her to nap then. Problem is if i miss her sleepy cues she is a NIGHTMARE!!!!! Screams, flails around and I have to jiggle her about till she falls asleep, can take an hour even in my arms!!!!
     
  6. KatieB

    KatieB Well-Known Member

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    Me too! I've got to the point now where I daren't move my LO for fear he'll wake up so just watched back to back Frasier last night, he was in my arms nearly all day! :wacko:
     
  7. Linny

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    :rofl: Yup been there! All i can think about is food or drink or a pee but I just daren't move :rofl: At least I can laugh :)
     
  8. beccybobeccy

    beccybobeccy Well-Known Member

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    totally agree with this. I literally have to catch the first couple of sleepy signs otherwise its such a battle. Dark room, Soother and a bit of white noise have been working quite well for us too...
     
  9. brunette&bubs

    brunette&bubs Mommy to James

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    wake up at 7 and eat
    nap @ 815
    wake up @ 9 and eat
    nap @ 10
    wake up @ 11 and eat
    nap @ 12
    wake up at 1 and eat
    nap at 230
    wake up at 330 and eat
    nap at 530
    last feeding is at 730 then down for bed.

    yes he takes many naps.
    he can't stay awake longer than 1.5 hours or else hes grumpy
     
  10. Linny

    Linny Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hun! I just need a proper blackout blind and that hopefully will help things. I have something that plays white noise I think........good tip :)
     
  11. Linny

    Linny Well-Known Member

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    My Lo is the same. Only manages 90 mins at a push, think its cos she's soooo nosy she tires easy!
     

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