Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sleeping Beauty

We've been trying to re-figure the whole nap thing out.

Sofia takes one a day, but it needs to be a fairly long one, and if she wakes up early it needs to be an early nap (too early for Hannah).

Hannah doesn't need to take a nap every day, but some days she does
If I put her down when sofia goes down, then she takes a long nap and doesn't go to bed at night.   Or else she wakes Sofia up when she wakes up.
If I don't put her down at all, she gets crabby about 6 pm and make life miserable for all else.
If I put her down partway through Sofia's nap, that sometimes wakes up Sofia and results in a crabby baby and a crabby toddler = crabby mommy!

Our solution has been:  put Sofia down for a nap when she needs it and spend some 1-on-1 time with Hannah for a half hour or so, then let Hannah sleep on the couch while I get a few minutes of child-free time. It's not fool proof, but it is working for us.


Afton LeSueur said...

Is this today? If so, I'm glad the zoo tired her out enough for her to nap! Thanks again for taking us with you!