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Please help me wean my DS off Sam Smith!!

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MrsO501 Wed 09-Dec-15 10:46:44

My DS is almost 8 months and our problem is day time naps. It is a huge struggle to get him to go down for a day time sleep and he does need to as he gets tired and grumpy. At the moment the only thing that works other than the car and walking him in the pushchair is putting him in the pushchair with Sam Smith's album on loudly! If I push him gently a few times in the pushchair and as long as Sam is droning away he will nap well. I would love some advice on how to get him to nap in the cot and most importantly without Sam bloody Smith?!!

He sleeps through at nights and goes down well with a bath, baby massage and bottle and manages to resettle himself if he wakes and mercifully Sam is not needed at bed time!

I am going back to work soon and starting to get worried that I will need to send him to nursery with the SS Cd! I have thought about trying a similar routine to bed time at nap time but I am worried about ruining bed time as well. Thank you for your advice in advance.

lenibose Wed 09-Dec-15 12:06:50

I would let it be. Nurseries/CMs have their own ways of putting children to sleep. My son would feed to sleep. Went to a CM at 7 months and she found ways of making him sleep. He still fed to sleep for naps for another 4 months but slept happily at hers otherwise.

MrsO501 Wed 09-Dec-15 12:10:06

Thank you for your message. That sounds good. I was just worried that the nursery wouldn't be able to get him to nap but I guess he will have to eventually! Not sure how much more of that album I can stand! I tried a different album and he wouldn't sleep!

Lilipot15 Wed 09-Dec-15 13:50:39

I'm sorry but that is hilarious! You must have once liked the album to play it loudly for him to get in the habit grin

MrsO501 Wed 09-Dec-15 16:37:18

I did like it when I brought it as a gift for my DP when I was pregnant and I even likes it when it first started sending DS to sleep, but after months of it I am going mad!! DS just seems to associate it with nap time, which is fine, but I just wish I could get him to nap without it.

Lilipot15 Wed 09-Dec-15 19:13:48

If Sam's marketing people read this they could increase sales by marketing it as a baby sleep tool grin

Queendedede Wed 09-Dec-15 19:26:48

Sometimes a little nap routine helps. You could put him in his cot instead of the pushchair with the CD playing as usual and once he gets used to napping in cot just turn the volume down gradually over a few days/weeks until it's off?

I can't stand Sam Smith, I would have gone mad months ago. But then again, I never play him so wouldn't have the issue anyway. You will think back to this in a few years time and laugh, then in a few more years you can tell your DS about it and have another laugh! The things our kids 'make' us do.......

MrsO501 Wed 09-Dec-15 20:42:26

Thank you for the suggestion, I think I will try putting him in his cot again, but with Sam in the background. I have to get him off the cd though, it is honestly like torture, I know every word to every song!

helloelo Sat 12-Dec-15 21:00:14

I guess some kids are like that. Mine was addicted to Mozart at some point, would scream until I pushed the play button. And not the little baby piano, no, no, no. He liked the requiems and vespers with big drama. I think he's calmed down a bit as now it's Coldplay (1st 3 albums) and the Verve. He's usually asleep by the time "The scientist" song is finished. I think he's already having a teenager crisis. I'm trying to slowly start playing white noise instead. Good luck!

Lemonfizzypop Sun 13-Dec-15 15:12:33

No advice to give sorry but this thread has really made me laugh!

LibrariesgaveusP0wer Sun 13-Dec-15 15:15:14

Oh god, we had the same issue with Katie Melua.

TBF, I don't think Katie was specifically required. He just needed some nice gentle background music. And Katie was what we got into the habit of putting on.

No advice, sorry. He's still a shit napper at 1 and a half.

MrsO501 Fri 18-Dec-15 15:20:33

Libraries that's exactly it, he seems to need background music to nap and Sam is what we went with! I am slowly going insane though and this morning I figured that our neighbours probably hate us and SS now too!

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