From Friday February 29, 2008
Number 14. Get Karson to sleep in his own bed.
He does not like his bed one bit. This does not mean he is not a great sleeper, he takes two good naps a day and has been sleeping through the night for over a month now. Just not in his bed. So when he was ready for his morning nap I rocked him to sleep and layed him in his bed. His eyes popped open wide and then the lip came out and he started crying. So I had a plan. It doesn't take him long to go back to sleep. I will just keep rocking him to sleep and lay him down and he will eventually be so tired he will take a nap in the bed. Let me just say I didn't get to check this one off the list today.
I decided a few weeks ago that this week with Tim out of town I would start trying to get Karson to sleep in his bed. He loves to sleep in his carrier. He will sleep all night in his carrier.
Yesterday I waited till he was tired and then took him to his bed, turned on the aquarium, and layed him down. He just made a few fussy noises and went to sleep. Now he only slept for 30 min. but I do believe you have to start somewhere.
So this morning around 10am which is the time I want his morning nap to be I did the same thing. He fussed but didn't cry for a little bit and after 5 min. I went in and checked on him and talked to him. He just played and again went to sleep.
I think this will be a process for Karson. Once I get him used to taking his morning nap in his bed I will add his afternoon nap and once we have that down I will add night time.