Saturday, February 02, 2008

outwit. outsmart. outlast.

Over the last several weeks, Claire's nap has gone from 2-2 1/2 hours to an hour and fifteen minutes. I've read all of the sleep books, and I'm not convinced that this short of a nap is good for either of us. Yesterday, I decided that we needed to increase her nap by at least an hour. I swapped her usual short pre-nap story time for the full nighttime routine. I snuggled her into her jammies, read a her a bunch of books in the big bed and even gave her a warm sippy cup full of milk. The girl didn't know what hit her: she slept nearly 3 hours and still slept her usual 12 hours at night. Hallelujah.
So yeah, I outsmarted a 21 month old.


Glory Laine said...

NICE!If naps was a religion, I'd have to convert.

momaof4 said...

Now you have to outlast!!!

Way to go...praying it stil is working. Noah took naps till he was in Kindergarten LOVED IT. Little one not past a year. UGH!

Anonymous said...

Hey! Outsmarting a 21 month old is a feat - don't sell yourself short. I'm still trying to figure out how to outsmart my 9 month old into sleeping. I'm thinking you are pretty smart right about now...Kudos to you, friend!

Anonymous said...

Lucky lucky you. I would LOVE for Brayden to take even a ten minute nap. He quit napping when he was 1. And not only that.....he stays up way to late after ten almost every night. I think I am sleep deprived.

Anonymous said...

Oooh! I am so jealous of you. That is an awesome trick. I wish I would've thought of it 4 kids ago.

Mason recently stopped napping altogether. I still make him hang out in his room for an hour. I am perched outside his door with a good book. I'm like a jailer, but it does give me some peace and quiet.

Anonymous said...

what! naps isn't a religion? doh!

love the title! love you!

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