how do i get my daycare to lay my 9m old son down for naps

Jill - posted on 11/15/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )




I work 4 days a week and by weeks end my son is so exsausted that he goes to bed as soon as he is in his car seat. she told me on more than one occasion that he only to an hour long nap.


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Some daycares are very rigid about schedules. You may have to change to a daycare that is more flexible. some places only have an assigned nap time for all kids, and some let the kids nap when they need it. The assigned nap time generally is for kids over 1, in my experience, though, so you should definately talk to your daycare provider. She/he maybe trying, but there's so much stimulation/excitement/things to do and play with that he doesn't want to sleep.

Jill - posted on 11/16/2008




That is my greatest frustration- my son is ready to sleep within an hour of being home. It's like I never get to see him! But his daycare tries to lay him down, he just likes to watch everything and everyone. I am blessed- he sleeps through the night, but I can't wait for a time when he doesn't go to bed at 6:45!

Amy - posted on 11/16/2008




I have an 11 month old and a 2 year old, they both have been in daycare 5 days a week since they were 3 months old. My provider is also very receptive. I would talk to them directly about ways you can problem solve together on getting your child down for a nap. We talk all the time about routine and what changes they are seeing in the sleeping routine so that my husband and I can alter things on our end when the kids are at home. But I think more importantly, is to remember daycare is a busy place so no matter how much they sleep, they will still be tired at the end of the day. Many mom's I talk too, say their child does not sleep great at daycare, I am sure there are number of reasons for that. One idea is suggesting to your provider to have more low stimuli times of the day, where they can dim the lights and put on some music, while the children are playing, it may not be a nap but it could be a nice option for the child to be able to calm their bodies and relax. It will get better, I promise.

Susie - posted on 11/15/2008




The daycare I bring my daughter to is very receptive to the nap and feeding schedule that works best for us. Have you brought it up to the provider to try and get your son started on an additional nap time or longer nap time? I'm sure it'll take some time to get him used to it... communication with your provider should help get him better rest throughout the week maybe?

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