Hi I've been doing the CIO method with DS (15 months) for a few weeks. At night he gets to sleep within 30 minutes and he sleeps through most nights ( if he does wake up he gets himself to sleep within 5-10 minutes, if he's full on screaming I do go and see what's wrong and then put him back in his cot and lay my hand on his back for a bit)
Anyway, nap times are a bit more trickier. Before I started the CIO method with him he was used to climbing onto the couch with me after lunch for an hour or so and sleeping on or next to me.
Today I put him in his cot to see jest would happen.. He did go to sleep ok after whinging ( not crying too much) and just talking to himself for about 15 minutes then was off to sleep .
He only slept for 30 minutes though. I let him cry for 5 minutes to see if he'd go back to sleep like he does at nights but he just kept getting louder/ more upset. Well I went in and tried getting him back to sleep but he wasn't having a bar of it. I got him up and gave him a cuddle. He's now gone back to sleep on the couch next to me ( I don't sit on the couch all day don't worry lol).
What I want to know is, should it matter if he sleeps in his cot half his nap time and then the other half on the couch/with me..? Or should I keep trying to let him sleep longer in his cot?
How long should he cry for if he wakes after only 30 minutes especially if he's just grizzling ( not full on screaming)?