How old is he?
Do you tell him that '10 minutes till sleep time' etc etc.
The sleep nurse gave me that tip and I used to say it to ds2 since he was around 3 months old.
Then wen it was time to go I'd tell how I was going to close the blinds, wrap him up and so forth.
I do think it helped somewhat.. Sometimes it can feel a bit silly talking to a baby but I'll try the same for no 3 in a few months time.
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18-09-2013 11:11 #11Senior Member
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18-09-2013 11:56 #12
Or a nice little foot massage too? Anything that's calming.
Also - try talking about it before you do it - "ok nearly nap time, I'm going to wrap you up soon". "Ok I am wrapping you up now" Eric. You would be surprised how much they understand at any age, but also it gives them a heads up of what you are about to do to their body.
18-09-2013 11:59 #13
say good bye or good night to family members, pets and then good night to things around the room eg teddies. I read the things around the room idea recently and it's a good one as you can use it when a nannas or when travelling etc
18-09-2013 23:23 #14Senior Member
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Great ideas! I like the goodnight to everything and everyone
18-09-2013 23:38 #15
I have a 15 month old I tell him about 10 mins before that nap time is coming then he has a cup of milk on the couch and a story then into bed have done this since about 3 months old and now he just hits the mattress if his bed and is out . I started just reading to him while breast feeding then at 12 months weaned him to a sippy cup.
19-09-2013 04:33 #16
Bath, milk, book, wrap, sing a sing, cuddle, kiss, bed.
19-09-2013 05:11 #17
Toilet/nappy change, into pjs, get nigh nigh toy, feed/cuddle till passed out.
Read three books, Toilet, bath, change into night pjs, get nigh nigh toy, feed/cuddle till passed out
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20-09-2013 00:26 #18Senior Member
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I think I forgot to mention that he's just shy of 5 months
20-09-2013 02:37 #19
A familiar book while cuddling in the rocking chair in DD's room did the trick for us. We read the same book every sleep time for about 6 months - my DD and I can still recite 'Where Is The Green Sheep' from cover to cover six years later! The predictability of the same book each time really helped at that <12 mths stage, I could literally feel her relaxing more at each page as we went through.
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