Nap time at grandmas not working anymore for my 2 yr old.

Vicki - posted on 01/06/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I watch My 2 yr old grand daughter and a 2 yr old boy. My boy lays down to take a nap in his room in his playpen. My grand baby started climbing out of her playpen thats in the next room and either bangs on her door or now can open the door and walks out. WHAT TO DO that wont wake up my boy?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/06/2016

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Well, consistency and redirection are always recommended methods of changing behaviours.

Quite often, kids who are over tired will not sleep well. Have you considered changing the nap schedule? Most kids (unless in a larger group were everyone is doing it) will have different nap schedules. You'll find that, even at a structured daycare, they will have different areas so that if a child doesn't want a nap, they have other modes of entertainment.

It really may be that she's not on the same schedule as the other child.

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Vicki - posted on 01/06/2016

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Sorry 1st time posting. Shes so tired I dont know whats keeping her going.. Its like she has this will power to stay up. I didnt want to try something and it be the wrong method.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/06/2016

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The only way you are going to fix the behaviour is with consistent redirection. Whether that's walking the child back to the nap spot multiple times, or using a time out chair to enforce that she need to not disturb the other child, whatever it takes.

If your goal is not to have the other child disturbed, then I doubt your idea of closing her in with a safety knob so she can scream and bang on the door will actually keep the other child from being disturbed.

She may not need the same amount of nap time as the other child. Perhaps its time to look at alternative activities for her while the other one is sleeping.

Vicki - posted on 01/06/2016

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So I here that everyone speaks of the super nanny idea of walking her back to her room as many times as it takes. Or should I tuck her in her bed thats there instead of her playpen and put a safety knob on the inside of her door and listen to her scream and bang on the door? Ive heard of both advice from these pages? help! I want to do the right thing.

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