Thursday, January 22, 2009

I love new nap schedules

Charlie has been a total butt lately. He doesn't like to go to bed at night and sometimes won't go to sleep till almost 10:00 or later. Then he wakes up twice a night to eat. He was taking three naps a day, one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. Well I decided to see what happens if I cut a nap out. It was like a miracle was performed from above! He still wakes up at night to eat but I figure he'll get over that one day. But now he wakes up in the morning and takes his first nap under normal conditions around 10 or 11 and sleeps till noon. Then he takes his second nap around 3:30 or 4:00 and wakes up at 5. Sometimes he'll sleep till 6. Anyway he goes to sleep easily. He is tired when it's nap time and I can pick him up, give him his binky and by the time I make it over to the crib he is getting drowsy. I just put him in and cover him up and he rubs his eyes once or twice and falls asleep! Same thing with bedtime. For the most part he goes to bed ok still. He tries to fight it but not as long. Before he'd fight sleep sometimes for an hour. Now he fights it for 10 - 15 minutes tops. But his bedtime has been kicked up an hour and all is WAY better. I think we're all a little happier under these circumstances.

1 comment:

Lori said...

That's good to hear. Napping went to hell for 2 weeks when addie learned to stand and stuff, but it has since gone back to a very happy state. She's back to taking hour 1/2 naps too, instead of the dreaded 20-40 minute naps she was trying to pull off for a while.
Tell charlie "good job" from lori and addie.