Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sleep issues

Okay... so Riley has made the transition to his big boy bed. He has done pretty well with the change. A few times he got out of bed when he was supposed to be napping, but I was quick to discipline, and that stopped right away. The main issues we are dealing with now are he is waking up much earlier than he used too in the morning, and is not napping very long in the afternoon. When he was in a crib he would usually sleep until 7:30 or 8:00 in the morning. This past week he has been getting up around 6:15am!!!! And his naps would usually last at least 2 hours in the afternoon. This week I've been lucky to get an hour. I think the problem is that when he wakes up he just jumps right out of bed because he knows he can. When he was in his crib he might wake up but would doze back off. I have tried explaining to him that he needs to call me when he wakes up and I will come get him, but I don't think he gets it. The morning time change I can handle. It's really not that big of a deal, but the naps...I need him to nap!!!!! I need those few hours in the afternoon to get things done. That's the only time in the day where I can focus and do Corban's school! I really need those quiet two hours back!!!! I'm not ready to give them up just yet!!!

3 comments:

Cindy said...

A friend of ours had a neat solution for when her son kept getting up early in the morning. I'm not sure if it might work for you, either for mornings or for naptime: she put a digital clock in his room and covered the minute part of the clock with paper, so he could only see the hour. She told him he couldn't get up (or at least leave the room) until the clock said "7". When he saw "7" he could call for her and she would come get him. I'll have to ask her if that's still working, but it sounded like a great idea! Unfortunately I don't have much advice for the naptime. . .my daughter has finally transitioned to her big bed, but she gave up naps at the same time. Oh well. . .

Cindy
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Kristin said...

Can I have his nap time? I'd happily nap for as long as anyone needed me too! :)

4torock said...

LOL I like Kristin's comment!! Cash gave up his naps too so I will be checking back to see if anyone has any great tips!! It makes for a VERY fun dinner time huh?? crabby boy Cash comes out around 5:30-- to early for bed to late for a nap!! lol See ya
Kate