Please could I ask for some advice about my son’s daytime naps? We’re currently on Day 4 of the GNS cure, heading into night 5….last night we achieved a full night of unbroken sleep which is amazing! However, Noah’s daytime naps have not improved at all yet.
A little background: Noah is a twin (sister = Leonie) and they were born 10 weeks premature as he had restricted blood flow, he was born weighing 740g and spent 3 months in special care before coming home on oxygen. 6 months later he is down to needing oxygen only 4 hours a day and we’ll shortly be trying him without it at all. He’s never slept well (his first night home he woke every 20mins, I didn’t know what had hit me!), but things have been on the road to improvement twice before now, then he had a development leap that sent his sleep regressing back to very frequent waking (hourly). My sister-in-law is Swedish and sent me her English version of the GNS cure and we’re finally doing it. It’s been going well and night times are now lovely – lots of laughs, baths and a quick bedtime routine. I no longer lie awake wondering when he’ll next wake up and I’m feeling dazed from a couple of nights of decent sleep. I should say that Noah’s twin, Leonie, is a fantastic sleeper and has been sleeping through the night since she was 3.5months old – her choice entirely. She goes to bed without fuss and loves sleeping.
Noah’s schedule is:
06.00 wake up
08.00 puree breakfast
08.30 nap in pram (on back) – 1.5hr
11.30 puree lunch
12.30 nap in pram (on back) – 1.5hr
16.00 puree tea
16.15 nap in pram (on back) – 0.75hr
18.15 bath, laughs, top-up
19.00 bed - on tummy in cot in own room
The problem is with the daytime naps – he goes to sleep relatively quickly and often without fuss, but he always wakes up after only a short time, like 25-45 minutes, and then will only go back to sleep (and even then not always) with rocking – I can jingle until I’m blue in the face he doesn’t stop crying, and wakes up his sister (they sleep in different rooms!). I’ve read through some of the previous posts and you’ve recommended naps longer than 45min being taken in the cot – but my question is “is it ok to move the place where he naps at this stage (Day 5) of the cure?” And if that works, will he always have to take naps in the cot or will I be able to take him out and he’ll sleep in the pushchair?
Any advice would be fantastic