View Full Version : nap time...please help
11-28-2008, 08:05 PM
Hello!! My 7week old son is up every day at 6:45 and stays away all day until 8 or so. How go I get him to take a nap? Being a single mom I have things to do in the day like wash bottles, cloths and daily cleaning. He's bright eyed and alert all day...help.
11-30-2008, 09:36 PM
HAve you tried laying him in the crib to sooth himself asleep for nap time? How is he sleeping at night?
12-01-2008, 11:40 AM
Try making sure the room he naps in is very dark- the blackout draperies I bought were worth their weight in gold!
12-03-2008, 11:57 PM
yay! another mom who feels my struggle! my daughter was the same way - and still is at seven months. she does okay at night, but i'm lucky if i can get a half hour nap out of her during the day. we've tried everything. letting her scream, walking, singing, vibrating bouncy chair, car ride, giving her a bottle, you name it. rocking seems to be the most successful method. i finally gave up on fighting her to go to sleep. when she was younger and not mobile, i stuck her in her bouncy chair or laid her on a blanket on the floor and let her watch me do all the housework. now that she's crawling, i put her in the pack n play with toys. yes, she fusses, but she's not in pain and she's safe and dang it, bottles won't wash themselves.
12-04-2008, 11:43 AM
and dang it, bottles won't wash themselves.
LOL I feel your pain. My girls are much older- they are soooo clingy! I plunk them in front of Elmo and run around my house like a madwoman trying to do all the chores I can fit in before I hear the ending credits of Sesame Street.
12-04-2008, 08:15 PM
As everyone knows ;), I bow to Marc Weissbluth (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child) for all things sleep. I recommend it to everyone! good luck
12-08-2008, 08:43 AM
I'd have to say I had only a little resistance from my son when he was little.I had to put him in a dark room,with music box going,as well as have him in his bassinet swing thing, and for the first 30min to an hr I had to be completely quiet!Tv on mute and everything even if it was 2 rooms away!I wouldn't move cuz he would somehow hear me and in the only way i know how to explain is he thought he was missing out on something so he'd stay awake.My son is 3 now and i have more resistance now then before :P my son was taking naps from the time he was 4 months old till now they just get shorter or longer depending on his mood,how busy we are and if he slept good or bad the night before.
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