Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Incredible Shrinking Nap

Sidamo's formerly predictable 2-hour nap time now lasts 45 minutes to an hour. This makes for a very unhappy mommy.

Any suggestions (short of prescription drugs) for getting back to the good old days?


rebekah said...

Nope. I still miss those naps and it's been 6 months. And I'm just your run of the mill tired, not growing a baby tired.

Came across your blog through Heather's in GA.

Also, we are also reading Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. A lot.

Mama Papaya said...

Oh no, no, no. Sidamo buddy, naps are not just for you. Only suggestion I have is to try moving them up or back to see if you can reset the shrinking. Otherwise you have the right to cry Mama.

Heather & Adam said...

Charlie is trying to do this too, but we are getting in a good routine. He is sleeping on his own at night, but for naptime, we are in Mommy's bed from about 12:30 until about 2:30. I really need a nap most days. Anyway, even if I fall asleep first, he lies there and rests. He usually falls asleep after about 45 minutes. I wake up a lot and look at him. So we both get a nap. I don't know WHY he doesn't sneak away, but he seems to get the idea, so I feel comfortable with it. It depends on Sid though. If he won't rest with you, then it would be impossible and this huge long comment is no help at all. :(
I hope it gets better!

vali said...

Titan went through this stage shortly after turning 2 (just like Sid). Two recommendations:

1. Move his nap back a little bit in case he just needs longer to get tired.

2. Keep at it. Titan dropped the nap completely for close to 2 months. We still made him lay down everyday and rest, though. A year later, he still naps over 2 hours.

See you soon!