Day time naps

Shiralee - posted on 07/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My little boy is a fairly good sleeper at night.Even goes to sleep on his own if you occasionally put him down awake During the day though he will not sleep unless you go for a walk or out for a drive.Does anyone else have this problem?

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Vicki - posted on 07/13/2009

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My son is also a sleeping pro. Most nights he is able to fall asleep on his own as I try to most often put him down awake. The routine has been fairly well established and he is generally quite tired by bedtime.

NAPS on the other hand vary greatly. He just went down now at half past 11. He will only fall asleep for a daytime nap after nursing. There seems to be just far too much going on for him to get to sleep on his own. Some days he'll get overtired or overstimulated, and he'll be fussy for some time before he goes for a nap. He also enjoys going for walks, and gets very excited going out the door! If we have to be out through his usual naptime, he won't sleep easily. He prefers to be at home. He does have this very sweet, tired whining that he'll do.

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Cathy - posted on 07/19/2009

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Most babies at 7 months need to have a nap after being awake for 3-4 hours...your baby may not seem tired at that time but if you wait until he gets cranky he is most likely overtired and then yes, it is almost impossible to get him to sleep. I also nurse my son before naps to get him drowsy and then I put him in his crib...sometimes he cries and if he cries for longer than 5-10 minutes I'll nurse him again (soothing) and try again...he always eventually falls asleep...some days it's very easy and he goes to sleep the first time and other days I work for 30-45 mintues to get him to nap. I think he napped mostly in a stroller or car seat for the first 3 months of his life but life got too interesting for him at 4 months...I actually laid down with him a lot in that 4 month for his naps and now he naps in his crib almost all the time...I'm a HUGE believer in naps so I really try hard to make sure he has two everyday...sometimes they are long and sometimes they are short...but as long as he sleeps I'm happy.

Shiralee - posted on 07/13/2009

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Thanks at least I'm not alone,maybe this is normal at this age.I think babies are nosey and don't like to miss anything during the day

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