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I do daycare. I have an 8 month old that is used to sleeping with her parents so nap time is a hastle. Any ideas?

Any ideas from parents that do daycare and the babies scared to nap because they sleep with their parents?

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Asked by kclough at 7:48 PM on Dec. 14, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • how long have you been watching this LO? if just recently started, you need to gain her trust first. just make sure you sooth her, let her know that you're there, and it's ok if she sleeps on her own, she's a big girl. I would say let her cry, but since you're not the parent and i don't know how they feel on that, that's all i really know what to tell you. also, make sure you speak with the parents on this, and see if maybe they can start helping out by having her take naps on her own at home over the weekend. if you and the parents aren't on the same page, then it will be alot harder on you. i used to watch a baby, and once i would finally get him on a schedule, he would go home for the weekend just for me to have to start all over again on monday.

    Answer by armywife43 at 8:10 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • A big stuffed animal for her to hug.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:56 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • i worked at a daycare and i had a little one like this, we rocked him to sleep then put him in a swing and he took his naps that way. now his bigger sister has a hassle, we had to lay with her until she was completely asleep. i know how hard that can be to since you have more then just that one child to take care of. good luck with things hope you can find something that works

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • have the mother or father bring in a shirt that they just recently wore and put it on a big teddy bear in bed with her she'll have the smell of her mother plus the comfort of something laying next to her...

    Answer by boyer94 at 9:54 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

  • I would have the baby sleep in a crib or a toddler bed next to the parents bed so this way the baby feels like it is sleeping with the parents and the baby is practically right next to the parents then you wont really have this problem anymore....

    Answer by WhitAndAnt at 10:17 PM on Dec. 14, 2008

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