Quick poll: Where does/did your 2mo take daytime naps?

(5 Posts)
DangerMousey Tue 12-Feb-13 09:42:32

If I catch 2 mo DS when he's getting tired (yawning, rubbing eyes, red eyes) he goes down to sleep reasonably well on his own in his moses basket or cot....I might have to pop his dummy in once or twice and give his tummy a bit of a rub but generally he goes off quite well. But taking naps in the living room seems to mean he wakes up after 15-20 mins - i think I am disturbing him by doing chores/watching telly etc.

I think he needs longer daytime sleeps than this and am aiming for 45-mins an hour in the morning and a good two hours over lunchtime, plus half an hour in the evening.

Can I put him in his bedroom, with a monitor, for daytime naps? Should I leave a light on/curtains open to differentiate from nighttime?

We live in a small flat so i will never be far away.

honeytea Wed 13-Feb-13 17:50:56

My 8 week old sleeps either on me or on a wool blanket on the sofa (next to me) or in his cot in tge kitchen (when I'm cleaning/making lunch)

I am reluctant to leave him alone as I have read advice on sids that said babies should sleep with the mother even for daytime naps.

I actually find that ds sleeps better when there is background noise.

honeytea Wed 13-Feb-13 17:52:56

I forget to say the wool blanket seems to help him stay settled, he sleeps fine in his baby sleepingbag at night but he likes tge cosyness of the wool in the day.

gruffalobore Wed 13-Feb-13 19:45:54

My ds has always had his naps in his buggy downstairs, I also have a 2.5 year old who can be noisy. I use white noise which apparently blocks out background noise. He does wake after 45 mins but I leave him til he gets unsettled, put his dummy back in and he goes for another 45 mins straight after. So maybe try white noise, and ignore him if he wakes then try to catch him and settle him again when he starts grizzling?
After the first 45 mins he does appear to be quite awake but after 5 mins or so he's sleepy again.

gruffalobore Wed 13-Feb-13 19:51:38

Also to say you can download free white noise apps onto your phone if you want to give it a try. We used our phones first, then when we realised it worked bought a sound machine off amazon.

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