Posts Tagged ‘Sleeping’

PostHeaderIcon No Nap, No Way!

Here we are at 9 months of age and my yummy little boys are growing quickly and passing all of the necessary milestones, as far as I know. I have but one complaint: Nap Time! It’s a given that after waking up for the day between 7 and 8 am, they will want to take a short snoozer around 10 am. Sometimes this is a 20 minute nap, and others a solid hour or more. It’s that illusive afternoon nap that troubles me.

We eat lunch around 12 and then I let them play for a while in their high chairs. Once they start to complain, I change them and lay them down. Some days I have instant success, at least with one baby. Most days, I struggle to get any kind of nap out of them, only to have them whine the rest of the afternoon. Elan, the larger of my boys, has long outgrown the infant swing. However, he generally only takes daytime naps to the gentle motion of the infant swing, which is crying out in pain trying to hold him!

I’ve heard about all of the advice I can handle. I’m hoping its a phase. They used to take nice long naps. Maybe, just maybe, one day I will have my afternoons back. One day I will be able to watch some tv, eat lunch, fold laundry or even (dare I hope) sleep.