In the life of a mother, naptime and bedtime are the most crucial moments of the day. It’s a time when we can gain our sanity back, recharge, and get some work done sans someone pulling your pants down or creating the next national disaster.
When we found out we were expecting for the second time, I KNEW I had to work HARD sync our kids naptime routine.
My kids are now 13 months and 2.5 years. My 2 year old goes down at about 1:45 and about 30 mins later I settle my 1 year old down.
Just as I’ve said it in “” I will say it again. For me the winning factor in creating a SUCCESSFUL naptime is ROUTINE.
Now I’m not saying that you have to follow my routine or some fancy shmancy ‘experts’ routine. You just have to figure out what works for you and your kids.
Here are a few tips I have:
If you are trying to adjust your kids naptime, try to move it a little at a time. 10/15 minute increments every day should make it easy enough.
I put my kids down separately, but still close enough. It let’s me give each kid some attention but they still have a good chunk of sleep overlap. It also avoids having a double meltdown, yucks.
Be soft but firm, tell your kids it’s time for a nap. Sometimes they wine and complain but 90% of the time 10 minutes later they are out.
We still use the sound machine for both, sometimes it helps them wind down and also helps drown out the noise of the sibling in the room next door.
Create good association! For us it’s closing the curtains (blackout is BEST), we change into comfy clothes, listen to a lullaby, and cuddle our favourite blankies or stuffies.
Sophie still loves having her milk before naptime, and I am not willing to let go of the drowsy cuddle goodness.
Both my kids LOOOVE having something to cuddle. Each of them have a favourite stuffy and blankie.
Our recent favourite has been the Lulujo Childhood blankets. I am a HUGE muslin fan (I’m a little bit of a muslin hoarder). They are so soft and cozy and I love the soft colours.
We also love their muslin washcloths and the Turkish Towels for bath time, but that’s for another post 🙂
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**This post was sponsored by Lulujo however all thoughts and opinions are my own