May 23, 2012

Yesterday afternoon I had a particularly fussy little girl who did not want to nap.  Realizing she wanted nothing to do with her crib and I was not going to get a few (much needed) hours of quiet to finish a video project, we hit the streets.  The rumble of the bricks and cobble stones in my neighborhood usually rock her to sleep in no time at all…usually.  Our walk did lead way to some glossy streets, rain soaked flowers and eventually…sleep.


P.S. We had round two of not wanting to go to sleep that evening.  After almost two hours of trying, just as we got her quiet in her crib, the fire alarm in our apartment building went off.  It ended up being a false alarm thank goodness, but not before we hiked down 7 flights of stairs, into the rainy night, with fire trucks and firemen crowding our street.  I am tired…that is all.

4 Responses to “Hush…”

  1. Helen Curry said

    So sorry! I feel for you…

  2. Eleanor said


    This too shall pass….

  3. Cecilia said

    Naps!!! I wish I still had napping days! Try putting her down 1/2 hour before her scheduled nap time and see if that helps? I always found if I waited too long to get them down then they got too cranky and couldn’t self soothe . I think at your daughter’s age the rule of thumb is that awake-time (during the day) should be 2 1/2 hours so that by 3hrs they should be asleep (I.e if 7am wake time, put her down at 9:30 and by 10am asleep. Wake at 11 and then down at 1:30 to be asleep at 2 (afternoon nap should be longer) and eventually the morning nap gets shorter and then goes away by 1 year.

    Good luck and get some rest!!

  4. Cecilia said

    If that fails, then Dr. Marc Weissbluth ” Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.”

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