Suzanne - posted on 10/24/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )
At night my 2 month old will sleep for around 9 total hours (in 2 or 3 hours stretches separated by nursing), but I can't seem to get him to nap more than 30 minutes at a time during the day. Well, unless of course he is sleeping on me! =) I make sure to watch for his 'tired signs' and put him down as soon as I can. I've tried swings, bouncy seats, bassinetts, swaddling, and noise machines. I've tried making it quiet, making it loud, after nursing, lots of activity, less activity, etc. When he wakes up I try to get him right back to sleep which rarely works. On occasion he will sleep for an hour or two, but it's rare. There are days that the naps are only 15 minutes long and you can imagine how that can wear me out! =)
Any suggestions on how to prolong his daytime naps?