Olga - posted on 11/19/2009
My little one has the same problem - it's hard to get her to sleep during the day and we all know babies need their sleep. She catnaps :( I have noticed though that she sleeps better outside, so when I can, I bundle her up and take her out for a walk in the stroller. I also carry her in a sling when I feel she needs to sleep and hasn't slept
Victoria - posted on 11/06/2009
I would not suggest letting your daughter nap in a swing, it will be very hard to break that habbit. If your baby still sleeps in a cradle, you can try rocking her in the cradle when you put her down for naps, eventually rocking her less each time. If she sleeps in her crib, if you have a glider or rocking chair, try getting her ready for her nap and rocking her in your arms in the rocker until she is asleep, then put her down. Eventually, try putting her down drowsy but awake, and then, hopefully one day she will fall asleep on her own. We had the same trouble with our boy (4 months on November 9th) but we kept trying and trying, and it paid off to the point that we can now put him in his crib wide awake at nap times and bed time, and he will fall asleep by himself. I would strongly suggest persisting with getting her to nap in her bed. It may take a while, but it will benefit you in the long run, I promise.
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