Originally Posted by 1blueheron
At around 9 months old, we set up a floor bed in a babyproofed zone so that I could snuggle next to her or sit next to her and read a book. For us the key was to get in there and put a hand on her back *before* she began to stir at the 30 minute mark. So, go in with a book, sit for 10 minutes or so, replace pacifier if applicable, rest a hand on baby's back, and see if that helps. We got 90 minute naps this way. Now that she's older they're nearly 2 hours long and she does not generally require resettling (unless the dog barks or something). Good luck!
Oooh, this sounds like a good idea. We also have a catnapper, never more than 30 minutes unless he's sleeping on me, then sometimes, only sometimes, he will sleep for a full hour but never more. I have tried several times to go in and transition him to another cycle (a la Pantley) but it only worked once...or maybe I don't have the patience, IDK. But he does already have a floor bed, and I suppose I could just set up a little book light and read or something, I may just give this another go.
On the other hand, I agree with Lizzy that sometimes it just isn't worth the frustration that ensues when it doesn't work. Overall I feel Max is getting enough sleep and it kind of works for us, insofar as I've gotten used to it.
But man oh man would it be nice to have 1 hour naps. 2 hours seems like a fantasy beyond attainment, but a girl can dream, lol.