I know it is my fault, but I have always laid down with my son to get him to nap, but it is a big waste of my time. I am trying to get him to do it himself, but he keeps getting up and all that. It's been going on for over an hour already. What can I do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Feb. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Shannon85 at 5:15 PM on Feb. 10, 2009
Answer by MeAndLo at 5:39 PM on Feb. 10, 2009
Answer by PhotographyM0m at 6:03 PM on Feb. 10, 2009
We started a routine with our LO for nap and bedtime. We let him know about 15 mins before bedtime that it's nap time/night-night time and set a timer. Then when the timer goes off, we change in into a night diaper then he picks out a book to read. We read the book to him then let him read it himself. Give him a kiss. then walk out the door and shut it. He's usually asleep right away. Before we could just walk out the door, we spent a couple of a days sitting by his bed until he fell asleep. As the weeks moved on, me moved farther away from the door. He'd go to sleep faster and faster, the further we moved away from the door. Finally we were standing outside the door. If your LO starts talking we wouldn't respond because he was just trying to stall going to sleep. We found that having a set routine helped the most. Hope that helps some.
Answer by nwdeserangel at 7:39 PM on Feb. 10, 2009