Monday, February 23, 2009
The forty-five minute intruder
Baxter's naps have recently been interrupted by the "45 minute intruder"--he wakes up after only napping for 45 minutes. Sometimes he can fall back asleep, but more often than not he starts to cry and then works himself into a tizzy. I read Baby Wise when Georgia was an infant, and I know that this phenomenon is not uncommon. However, what do I need to do? It completely throws our schedule out of whack when he wakes up early, though he is generally not unhappy once someone rescues him. I desperately want B and G to take an afternoon nap at the same time (or at least part of the same time), but with this crazy early-waking from his naps, that can be hard to achieve. I would love any advice anyone can give! It is only 10 a.m. on Monday, and Baxter has already been down for a nap AND woke up early from it (he woke up at 6:30, went down at 8:20, woke up at 9:15 or so). Thanks, blog-reading friends!