I did it! Or I should say He did it?
Thanks for all the advice and input on my Let’s Talk About Naps post. I actually found Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child on google eBooks and started reading it.
So yesterday I decided to take Little Bean’s cues and make a shift to the crib for nap time instead of bouncing him to sleep in my office.
Here’s a recap…
He was up around 7 after nursing twice in the middle of the night. I fed him and he hung out with me while getting the kindergartener on the bus. By 8:40 I could tell he was getting tired. Eyes closing, fussiness, hand sucking, all the signs where there.
We headed up to the crib. I laid him down with the pacifier.
I waited a few minutes to see if he could settle himself down.
I go in to sooth him a bit but he seems hungry so I nurse him. He ate for a few minutes and got sleepy on the breast. So I burped him and put him down again. He fussed for about 10 minutes. Then he fell asleep. It was just after 9AM.
He slept until 11:30!
Woke up. Nursed. Shot me a few smiles. It was nice.
At 12:30 I took him out to run some errands. He dosed off in the car seat. Taking cat naps until 2ish. I then nursed and got him back into the crib around 3 for an afternoon nap.
He went down a little easier this time and slept until 5:30!
Our first day with two crib naps was a success!
Going for a repeat today. It’s 8:30 AM now and he’s “playing” in the floor gym…
OMG I just want to EAT him up! lol
Thanks again for all the advice and insights! We’ll be heading up for nap soon.
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