Daycare.com Forum Force of Nature Disinfectant

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-05-2013, 01:08 PM
mbullette's Avatar
mbullette mbullette is offline
New Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 130
Default Child Won't Nap

I have a little boy who I watch FT. He will turn 2 on Saturday. He has been really good about taking a nap until this week. He used to take 2- 2 hour naps each day but he is down to just one nap now. He is a night owl and not a morning person. He sleeps in a pack n play here but at home he sleeps in a bed. His parents asked me to try this but he would not stay in the bed so he went right back into the pack n play. He is now climbing out of the pack n play and refuses to nap. He goes to bed at 10pm when his parents do and he wakes up between 6-7am. He gets here around 8am. Yes I am aware he is not getting enough sleep. We eat lunch around 11am and he will fall asleep most days eating lunch. Once I put him in the pack n play he climbs out of it and will not nap. Today I tried the pack n play, toddler bed, regular bed and also a nap mat. I spent the entire 2 hours putting him back in his nap area. This child NEEDS a nap and for my sanity he NEEDS to nap. With him not getting enough sleep at night he is ugly by 11 am. I put the baby gate in front of the door but he just climbs over it. I brought his nap mat in the area I was in but he would not lay on it.
I have not been doing this long and I am just asking for help or ideas. I have the kids sleep in bedrooms. I have 2 extremely fussy babies and they are in the main area while the toddlers nap. Bringing him out in the main area just made things worse. Does anyone have any tricks? I have tried a dark room, light room, music, no music, a stuffed animal and nothing has worked. He normally sleeps in my room and will play with everything in there. Today I tried the other bedrooms which are my kids. They have their toys in there that they dont want the daycare kids to play with. He played with the toys and destroyed the rooms. I am lost!! He was such a good napper until this week. I still have him 2 more hours and he is just a total crank because he had no sleep. I am sure he will sleep on the way home and then be up late. If anyone has any advice please let me know. I am not terming this child so that is not the advice I am looking for.
Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-05-2013, 01:40 PM
Blackcat31's Avatar
Blackcat31 Blackcat31 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19,177
Default

I think you are on the right track.

I would tackle the first issue...getting out of the PNP or off the nap mat (I think you should have him nap where ever it works best for you).

I know you spent the entire nap time putting him back and then putting him back again, but I honestly think that is your only course of action.

If he gets up, put him back. Don't get upset and don't show him you are frustrated or exhausted....just say "sorry little guy, nap time" and walk away. If he gets up again, repeat the same actions.

You will probably wear a hole in the flooring but until he gets that you are going to last longer than he is, he will just continue doing hwat he is doing.

It might be two hours of repeatedly putting him back today but I bet tomorrow will be 1 hour and 59 minutes and the next day will be 1 hour and 58 minutes......just rinse and repeat until you have the desired results.

I won't lie though....it IS hard and it IS frustrating but it CAN be done.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
won't sleep

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do Your Daycare Kids Act Out at Pickup? jenh171 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 72 12-13-2018 04:57 PM
Potty Training, Over 3 Yrs, When Do Boys Catch On? My4SunshineGirlsNY Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12 07-17-2012 03:02 PM
Drop Off Problem... Dsquared Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 15 02-11-2011 10:52 AM
Daycare Parents Handbook DancingQueen Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 24 12-04-2010 12:35 AM
Payment When Provider Is Out Sick Unregistered Parents and Guardians Forum 18 02-16-2009 01:07 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:15 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming