when will the struggle end??

Jenny - posted on 06/04/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my son just turned one and his naps are becoming pretty scheduled now that morning naps are gone, but some odd days he refuses to sleep until hes been awake like 8 hours or more(i usually keep him up about 4-6 before his nap normally) and this is after several attempts to lay him down, insuing in a fit...five minutes of silence, and then playing in his crib until he hears me again. im currently a stay at home mom and i enjoy being able to keep his schedule more structured than it was when i was working a lot. am i laying him down too soon? maybe hes supposed to be up a lot longer and im just not giving him the opportunity??today he had this like...super nasty man fit and then just passed out after a while of it. when does it end! just go to sleep lil man!

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Liz - posted on 06/04/2009

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I just had my third child and I have learned that sometimes they just don't need a nap. It messes up your schedule but every once in a while if they miss their "scheduled" nap it isn't the end of the world. Sometimes you need a new routine before laying them down for a nap... read a story, give them a warm bath or just after feeding them. Hope this helps some =)

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