Friday, June 14, 2013

Reader Nap Questions

Falling Asleep Problems







Hamilton's Blog said...







Valarie,
I just have to say a big Thank you to your blog. It has really helped me try and get this program implemented with our 10 week son Benton.
The problem that I am having this week (2nd week of doing this program) is that he DOES NOT "go down" for naps. Meaning that he will scream for over 45 minutes for at least 4 of his naps a day. I go in and try to put my hands on his belly and tell him it is ok, sometimes i even pick him up, but it seems to only make it worse. How long is too long for him to scream and when do i give up and just get him up for the next 3 hour schedule? He just seems SO upset with all of this.
This morning, i had company over so, i put him in his swing to say my goodbye's and he was OUT when i came back to get him out to put him in his crib. Should I have left him there to sleep for his nap? Because now he is just yelling from his crib from the moment I put him in it. We have not used the swing because of trying to get him to self-soothe for the past two weeks either.
I am at a loss. Will you please offer some advice to this weary mom of trying to become "babywise" because I am really frustrated.
Good new is that he does sleep about 7 hours now at night, but that means I am up rocking him around 4:30 to get him to sleep a little longer...at least until 6:00. He was only sleeping around 4 hours or so.
HELP...ok....i will stop. PLease if you have any time, i would greatly appricate your expertise in this training.
Thanks so much!
Jennie in Indiana
p.s. I don't know much about blogs and trying to find myself aroudn them...so if you need to e-mail me directly...my home e-mail is hamiltonfamily@insightbb.com Thanks again for any advice and time you give to this! :)





Plowmanators said...







Jennie,

Part of it is going to be you figuring him out. See these posts for help:

Nap Cues : http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/03/nap-cues.html

CIO Bootcamp: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2007/11/cio-bootcamp.html

Waking Early From Naps/Won't Fall Asleep For Naps: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2008/01/waking-early-from-napswont-fall-asleep.html

I would have left him in his swing once he fell asleep in it. Keep working at it! You will get it.

2 comments:

Rachel Norman said...

Hi Jennie! I would also make a note of the time you put him down, as in, from the beginning of a feed until baby in crib, how many minutes elapse? I believe for a baby his age, anywhere from 35-70 minutes is normal. Perhaps try five or ten minutes earlier than you were? I think Val (Babywise mom) usually recommends that as a first port of call as well!

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