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    Default if bub falls asleep in the car.....

    for 10 mins on your way home from somewhere, just before his usual nap time and wakes as you get him out do you:
    Keep him up untill he seems tired again
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    Put him to bed straight away

    Going on that he has been fed and changed while out and doesnt stay asleep if you transition him straight to bed (i wish he would!)

    I am always confused on what to do. DS is 10mths old and in a pretty good routine so i always try to stick to it, but today we got caught up at the park and were running a little late.
    Today i put him straight to bed and it took him 40 odd mins to go back to sleep, no protesting, just playing/chatting away. I dont think he will sleep long. He will wake up cranky and have an early night.

    I have also left him up after a 10min nap on way home untill he is tired again (usually 30mins later) but he will only sleep for half hour, i think he just gets to the overtired stage.

    Amazing how that 10mins he falls asleep on the way home will throw out everything.

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    I wish I could transfer DS3, but alas, he wakes and there is no going back to sleep...so I just write it off. However he is only 5 months and sleeps from 20-30 minutes max at a time anyway.

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    For me it depends on whether DS (1 next week) is due for a sleep or not. If he is, then I just put him in bed. If not, then I just keep him up till he is due.

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    There is no way my 9 month old will go back to sleep in the cot straight after snoozing in the car. I completely sympathise OP it's frustrating when they only fall asleep for 5 minutes....it throws everything out. I usually put dd down a little but earlier for her next nap if it's the morning

    Or I leave dd in the car with engine running so she can get at least 30 minutes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daptoamy View Post

    Or I leave dd in the car with engine running so she can get at least 30 minutes...
    I was so sleep deprived with DS1 that I would pull the car into the garage, lay my seat back and sleep as well!

    (It was winter so just turned the car off, had no need for aircon.

    My DS3 is still in his capsule and I still cant carry him inside without waking him. Drives me bonkers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daptoamy View Post
    There is no way my 9 month old will go back to sleep in the cot straight after snoozing in the car. I completely sympathise OP it's frustrating when they only fall asleep for 5 minutes....it throws everything out. I usually put dd down a little but earlier for her next nap if it's the morning

    Or I leave dd in the car with engine running so she can get at least 30 minutes...

    i do everything to keep him awake lol its only the last 10mins from home he dozes off and that screwes up EVERYTHING!!!! if im with dh, i get in the back and keep him awake lol

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    Yep, snoozed in the car too lol!

    OP, it is always when we hit the last stretch so close to home lol. I'm screaming at her trying to keep her awake, I must look absolutely mental. Sometimes when super desperate I've pulled over every couple of minutes to open the door and wake her up a little.

    I've even considered buying a spray bottle to squirt dd with water from the drivers seat!!
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    i am glad i am not the only one who struggles with this problem! it would be alot easier if he stayed asleep while i transitioned him but both my kids were never the type!

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    My DS is 18months old and has never transferred to the cot without waking. If we're on our way home within about 1.5hrs of his nap time, I have to regularly check that he's not about to fall asleep. I have to make a very big effort not to let him go to sleep - singing loudly, tickling or jiggling his leg (which I can just reach from the front seat without turning around).

    But its unavoidable, I would keep him up for half an hour after we get home. He wakes just after the engine is turned off, so I can't let him finish his nap in the car either.

    I feel your pain!

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    I used to just pull in to the garage and let them sleep in the car.


 

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