DS naps while being worn in the baby carrier (Boba) by his babysitter in the living room on the one day a week I work outside the home. Apparently he misses me too much when he's taken into the bedroom.
We started this after a disastrous night out for the hubs & I where DS stayed up way too late and no amount of rocking in the bedroom would help. That's when I told my babysitter that sometimes I wear him for naps - she tried it and he took to it immediately. In fact, apparently he sometimes crawls to the carrier to let her know that he's tired & ready for sleep (something he's never done with me!).
My DD takes a nap differently for my DW than she does for me (daddy) or our caregiver.
Mama nurses her to sleep.
The routine of me and the caregiver is to put on a CD of lullibye's and hold her and rock or sway with her. By the second song she is out and we carry her into the room and put her down in bed. She is 16 months and we have been doing this since Mama went back to work at 10 months. It worked well.
Maybe your DS can easily have a different routine for someone else? Maybe try your partner trying something different on weekends or whens convenient and then let the nanny know of ways to comfort your DS.
We worry about what will happen if we send our DD to daycare. At this point she has never not been rocked or fed to sleep.
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DS is 18m and if I am working then who ever has him either drives him in the car or wears him for a nap. Up until recently, he was worn for naps but some caregivers can't wear a toddler so that is how the car entered the picture.
Hi: I was so worried about that, too, when I went back to work, but DS napped fine for the babysitters. He knew they weren't me, and just fell asleep without nursing. Now, even though he's approaching 2 years old, if I'm home, he wants to fall asleep nursing for his naps. Up until 18 months old, he napped on the couch, which trapped the babysitter there with him until he woke up! But he would crawl up on the couch and announced "Night night!" and lay down and fall asleep. So my worries were unfounded, fortunately.
My mom has ds on sundays and he is left with dad at least one night a week. Mom rocks him and I'm sure he screams at her for a while, but he's just kind of a screamer. He usually sleeps in a little nest on the floor over there. Husband will wear him down in the baby bjorn. Sometimes he wakes as soon as he puts him down, and at those times we will do some CIO. Although I even hestitate to say that, as the boy is more raging around and protesting that he doesn't want to go to bed. A 4 month old cries out of lonliness when left like that, a one year old gets po'd, and I don't feel bad for setting a few limits and him not getting what he wants 24/7.
I guess in my experience they will behave very differently for different people, and it's hard to say until it happens.
DD started daycare when she was 10 mo. and I went back to school. She napped in a crib, no problem, and later on a kindercot thing when she transitioned from the home provider to a center when she was 2 and a half. I think the whole thing of other little ones napping around her was what made it work.
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
I started working when my daughter was 7 months. She would only nap in her buggy. She is just starting to sleep on a stretcher on the floor with the other over 2s.
Due July 2012
I was worried as well, but my nanny found her own way of putting him to bed. She strokes his head, holds his hand and sings to him. He usually sleeps in the stroller with her, but he sleeps in bed as well now. She just sits with him until he sleeps. DS would never do the same for me, but he's fine with the nanny. You might be surprised how easy it goes...
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