Perfect daytime (2hr) napper (am and pm naps) have suddenly gone to 40 min naps (she's not happy on this amount of sleep - nothing has changed, not teething, wet hungry etc... the second i pick her up (still crying) once i walk with her to the door as though we are going downstiars...she giggles! If i try and extend the nap time by p/u p/down when i pick her up crying, she rolls her eyes (v tired) stops crying and i put her down immedialtey, when i put her down she springs to life and starts giggling & smiling at me.....do i pick her up? Or do i leave her (this always escalates into crying....) her routine has changed to having brekkie, then a 40 min nap followed by one hours playtime then another 40 min nap because she is tired again....then dinner....would really like to bring the 2 naps together to one long one again.....
Any advice/tips on pick up put down and about extending her nap time would be great!
what age is your lo? It may be that your lo is able to stay awake a little longer before the first nap - try extending awake time by 30 minutes or so. Your lo may then be tired enough to go for a proper nap.
she is 6mo 1 wk, i think I will try extending her awake time b4 am nap...so hard because once u get a good routine going d's has developed so much it needs to be altered again! Sometimes the most obvious thing is what you miss!
you can do pick up/put down whenever it is necessary. I sometimes had luck with extending a nap by using it - other times I gave up after 20-30minutes. I did use it a bit when dd was actively resisting her naps too. If my dd laughs when I try to use pu/pd, I leave the room as you cannot do pu/pd with a happy, smiley baby. Once the crying starts again, start the pu/pd.