November 2012 Moms

Napssssssss suck

Lets talk naps. I'm sure we've discussed this before, but how many naps does LO take a day? Are they scheduled? Or based on his cues? What do you do to get him to nap?

So for me: B takes 3 to 4 naps a day. I put him down based on his cues yawning, eye rubbing. But these have been coming about a predictable time each day. 8:30/11:30/4 and then maybe around 6. He naps usually around 45 min to an hr, but sometimes I can get the first or second nap to be 2 hrs, and the following one will fall a bit later because of that. I will hold him, rock him while standing and sing while doing butt pats. But he usually just screams the whole time. I'm wondering if I'm waiting too long to start naps? Like, once I see him yawn, did I wait too long? Already over tired at that point? Also, a lot of times now I just have to lay him down bc he won't stop screaming and then he will put him to sleep within 5 min usually. Should I not even try rocking him down anymore?

Re: Napssssssss suck

  • Benjamin is up at 8 or 9. I feed him and play for an hour. Then he naps in his swing for 2 hours or so. Then he naps once or twice more in early and late afternoon. Those are more like cat naps. Maybe 20 minutes, soooometimes an hour.
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  • First of all, let me just say that I am sorry your having a rough time, bc sadly I can relate!  

    And to answer your question, supposedly if they are rubbing their eyes/yawning/etc., they are already overtired, and it's going to take extra ef

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