Still trying to figure out this nap thing.....its been a tough one on me I must admit. Yesterday I worked from home and gave Gary a hands on "tutorial" of how to get the girls down for a nap. Its not getting them down that I have a issue with, they go right down for me (hopefully after I showed Gary what to do they go right down for him too) but the problem is they only sleep about a hour.
So the quick version of the 2-3-4 sleep schedule is to put them down for their first nap 2 hours after they wake for the morning, their second nap 3 hours after they get up from their first nap and bed time is 4 hours after they wake from their second nap. With this schedule the girls have been going to bed around 6-6:30sh which is working out good for them but they are only sleeping a hour for each nap. That's just insane to me. How can they not want to sleep more?
I was wondering if it was because they eat every 3 hours? So if they get put down 2 hours after they wake (and they have a bottle as soon as they wake) then they would be due a bottle a hour after they go down? I asked Gary to feed them before putting them down today so we will see what happens.
ahhh, this scheduling this is so confusing to me. I'm not a regimented person so trying to get my kids on a schedule is so hard for me!
Anyone have any pointers to get them to nap longer? We swaddle and use a white noise machine. Maybe we need black out curtains?
Anyway, we will be starting some cereal this weekend. Should be interesting. I will take lots of pics!