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Nap time

This is what nap time looks like these days.

I told Cooper if he didn’t take a nap he could come pull weeds with me and he jumped at the “opportunity.”  Ever since he moved to the big boy bed we have had about 20% success with naps.  We are working hard to try for an hour of quiet time with an ultimate goal* of 2 hours. *A month later, quiet time is still 1 hour at best.  If he comes out he gets a lock on the door and if he is loud and wakes Nicholas he doesn’t get to watch Daniel Tiger before bed.  We are obviously in need of a new strategy to reach our 2 hour goal and have it be a more positive experience for him so any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Nicholas continues to be a consistent short napper.  In the afternoon, at the one hour point he will wake up and start crying really hard.  About 40% of the time he goes back to sleep after 10 minutes of crying.  The rest of the time we go get him after 20 minutes when it is apparent he is not going back to sleep.  On this day in particular he opted to toss out his crib buddies and take off and toss his pants (a first).

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