Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Good night, sleep tight

'There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not long ago I was complaining that K had given up on daytime naps. Now I dread him falling asleep in the afternoons.

I haven't been putting K down for a nap for a while but last Wednesday he settled himself down on the sofa at 4 o'clock and slept for an hour. That night he was awake until after 11. The following day H's mum took care of K and put him to bed for a nap as she always did. He slept happily from 2 till 4 but that night didn't go to sleep until 1.30. And then was awake again at 6.30...

Later in the day he fell asleep on the sofa again. I woke him up.

Tomorrow H's mum will be looking after K again. Last week I told her she didn't have to put K down for a nap if he didn't seem sleepy. This time she will receive strict instructions to keep him awake all day, or face being called back at midnight to deal with the consequences ;-)

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