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Pre-nap routine

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Muppet7410 Sat 04-Feb-17 17:08:37

What pre nap routine do you have in place so that your baby recognises when it's nap time?

I have a 6 month old and I'm winging it when it comes to naps!

FATEdestiny Sat 04-Feb-17 19:03:54

Dummy! grin

Trousers off, nappy check, into sleeping bag, dummy in, into cot. At 6 months old I would stand next to the cot with a hand on baby's chest/back and not leave room until asleep.

Char22thom Sat 04-Feb-17 19:05:13

Close curtains, lights off, night light on, music player on, change nappy and into bed x

Char22thom Sat 04-Feb-17 19:06:41

And I leave the room, I think its important for baby to fall asleep without me, but I do leave the door open and 'hover' about nearby

Muppet7410 Sat 04-Feb-17 20:09:17

Thanks! I've just been popping him straight in his bag in his cot with his dummy and bear when showing sleepy signs. He generally goes off in a few mins but I wanted to introduce a short routine prior to this so he knows when to expect it. I think I'll start doing a song or story in his room first.

Tumtitum Sat 04-Feb-17 22:21:32

We do nappy, into sleeping bag, book, feed, into bed. She cries when she sees her sleeping bag and certain books as she knows it's nap time grin and I thought routines were meant to comfort babies..!!!!!

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