Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Help! I’m Pulling Hair Out!

I need help mommas! Please, I am begging you. And if you haven’t been here yet, please, for the love of all things good & the sake of my sanity, get this to someone you know who can help me.

My now 4 year-old Sweetie Pie is trying to transition to no nap during the day. And this is a problem for me. Let me explain why.

If he doesn’t take a nap, he is CRANK POT & wound up by 4:00. Which is also way too late to put him down for a nap. So, from 4:00 until bedtime is a b-a-t-t-l-e. And that is putting it nicely.
If he does by some miracle take a nap—even an hour one—he is so much better in the evening. And we all have a Kum Dah Yah time together.

I really think if he would take a nap 3 or 4 times a week, we’d all be better off, but I also know a consistent schedule helps.

We have tried the whole put him in his room for “rest time”. And it has worked a couple of times, but usually results in him coming out every 10 minutes and asking if rest time is over for an hour.

PLEASE tell me what worked for you. I know it’s all trial and error, but maybe one of you has an idea that will work for Sweetie Pie.

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