shorty naps for 11mos old unless held/nursed - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 05-10-2013, 09:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
edensmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I think I just need some encouragement or advice for nap time. My 11mos old goes down fine with a nurse for her afternoon nap but then only stay asleep by herself for 40 min then she cries and I get her and she nurses/sleeps in arms for the remainder (total 1.5 to 2hrs, which she seems to need, she certainly isn't ready to be awake after 40 mins) Her morning nap is an hour long walk in the pack, which is fine, good for me and dogs.

 

I'm not sure of a strategy to help her stay asleep, she's never used a paci. We co sleep, so she just naps in our bed. I use the time to read, but it just seems like she should be able to stay asleep longer since she can for a while at the start. Does the No Cry Sleep Solution deal with "early risers"? Is it because I nurse her to sleep and should try something else? The only thing I can think of is to use the pack again, but it's more tiring than nursing really. For me.

 

Does this seem likely to change as she eventually drops her morning nap? I think I'm just getting jealous of moms who get two hours of "off-time" I haven't had that since she was 1mo old!

 

THANKS!
 

edensmom is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 05-11-2013, 06:18 PM
 
skycheattraffic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Around that age my DD dropped naps completely!!! Omg I was ready to run away screaming or jump out a window! What helped her nap at all was white noise (we use a fan) and blackout drapes for the room. If you're not using these, they might help. They help DD stay asleep longer and made a big difference to us. Good luck!
skycheattraffic is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 05-13-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Asiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,784
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
It seems as though she is just waking between sleep cycles....which is very normal. If you are unable to nap with her perhaps try being preemptive and lie down and nurse her before she stirs and the sleep cycle ends.....she may go right into another one. Then repeat at the next sleep cycle.
It sounds as though she is wide awake by the time she gets nursed down again so going to her at 30-35 minutes may enable her to peacefully go into the next cycle.
cynthiamoon likes this.
Asiago is online now  
#4 of 7 Old 07-17-2013, 06:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
edensmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

thank you! That makes a lot of sense
 

edensmom is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 07-18-2013, 06:11 AM
 
Asiago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,784
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
You are welcome and best wishes.
Asiago is online now  
#6 of 7 Old 07-19-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Ola_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Yup, my DD did the same thing. When she was tiny she'd only sleep in 20 minute increments, then 45 minute ones. It's not because of nursing, so don't worry about that (DD was bottle fed and we had the same problem). Basically what I would do is either lay down with her for her nap if I wanted to sleep and then she'd either need a little soothing when she woke or I'd get up and sit in the rocking chair with her. Or it I wanted to get something done I knew I'd have to do it in that first 45 minutes. When she woke after that first sleep cycle I'd quickly go pick her up and rock her back to sleep again. At first I had to keep holding her so she'd sleep for the next 45 minutes but over time I was able to put her down in her crib for the rest of her nap. After a while she seemed to figure out that she could just keep sleeping and now her naps typically last two cycles (i.e. an hour and a half). Sometimes she'll nap longer but that is usually only if she's unusually tired (she's 28 months now and only naps once a day since about 18 months).

Ola_ is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 07-22-2013, 10:55 PM
 
annhari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm in the same boat as you. My kid's 1, and he'll sleep for 45 minutes on his own, or 2 hours if I lay in bed next to him and give him a boob when he stirs. She's just waking between sleep cycles and needs help resettling. 

 

I do get 2 hours of "off time" - it's just broken into parts, or is totally in bed off time. I know I've got at least 30 minutes after he's asleep to do whatever, then I go back into the bedroom and wait for him to stir. I use the bedroom time to get anything done online I need to do, read, or quietly fold laundry or whatever. After I nurse him back to sleep, I've got another while to do whatever.

edensmom likes this.
annhari is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off