Jul 29, 2009

Hurray! She had some nap----!

We were surprised to read "Aryaa took nap today." in the 'Daily Report Booklet' on Monday. I guess her teachers too must have been surprised. It was after ages that she took a nap! The hardest part of our parenting her till now is make her take a nap in the afternoon. We don't force her now, we don't even try.

Her sleep-habits are same. Despite having no nap, there is no significant change in her sleeping time at night. She falls asleep in between 9:30 and 10:00. She has become an expert on finding some excuses to make her time to bed late. She has to go to toilet although she was there just 10 minutes before or she has to drink water although all she will do is pretend drinking and sip very little----.

When she falls asleep, she sleeps very soundly for 9-10 hours. Her sleep is so sound that during the early days of our parenthood, we would sometimes put our finger in front of her nose just to check whether she was breathing or not. It sounds crazy now but we were really afraid sometimes.

She used to move a lot during sleep especially during the 3rd and 4th hours of her sleep. She still moves but much less. If she gets awakened after around 3 AM, then it is impossible to make her sleep again. This habit of her hasn't gone yet. She does like that once a month. There is no problem; she has taken her dinner well, has drunk milk before bed, has no fever and she is fine but she wakes up this early and prevents us from sleeping too.


Neeti Aryal Khanal said...

cute Arya. thanks for sharing your parenting experiences. She seems like an easy child :)Shubham used to take nap during day till few months ago. But he does not anymore and we are okay with that. He moves a lot while asleep. Sometimes I have to grope in my sleep to search from him, often I find him on the edge of bed, about to fall. Dont worry, bed is really low one. and we always put mattress below as precaution

Basanta said...

Thank you Neetijee for also sharing your experience. Aryaa too moved a lot before but now she has almost stopped. May be it has to do with age too.

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