Amy - posted on 09/02/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My 15-month-old son is in an in-home daycare 5 days a week. There are 10 other children at the daycare. He has been at this daycare for about a month. He sleeps in a room with 6 other children, in a pack-n-play. The room is dark and quiet. Prior to this, he was cared for by a SAHM with two little boys of her own. He had his own room to sleep in, in a pack-n-play.
He goes down for his nap around 1:30. Sometimes he takes a morning nap, but most often, he doesn't. Around 3 o'clock every day, he wakes up crying inconsolably. Sometimes he'll go back to sleep, sometimes he won't. We follow the same routine at home, and he'll sleep for 3.5-4 hours for us at home. I know there will be a difference between napping at home and napping at daycare, but it's the crying thing that confuses me the most. He almost never wakes up in the middle of a nap crying like that. If he does, it is easy to soothe him back to sleep by covering him back up or giving him back his pacifier. Our DCP does the same thing but it's not working for her. I am at a loss for what to do. Any thoughts/advice would be much appreciated.