October 28, 2012
A couple months ago, when Evan started his new daycare, he was having problems falling asleep – both at night and during nap time. What used to take < 5 minutes was taking about an hour, including some huge tears/wailing/getting out of bed/etc..
Night time sleeping went back to normal relatively quickly, but the nap did not. We thought maybe he didn’t need a nap anymore, but it was clear that wasn’t the case. For one, he would nap just fine at daycare (he even puts himself to bed!!). Second, when he finally did fall asleep, he would nap for 1.5-2 hours as usual. So, he was just having a hard time falling asleep.
One day, while driving back from the grocery store, he fell asleep. We were able to bring him inside, put him in his bed, and he slept for his normal nap. So, since then, we’ve been doing this to get him down for his nap.
Yup – that’s right – our 2+ year old son needs to be driven around to fall asleep! We’ve never had to do this until now. I know we should try different things but, honestly, it’s just not worth the fight. Soon enough, he won’t need his nap, and this will all be forgotten.