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desperate for help! S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
17th Apr '13

I cannot, for the life of me, get DS to nap anywhere other than his crib.



My mom set up a crib and room for him over at her house, so she can start watching him for me and for him to have his normal naps. But he wants nothing to do with it. He will scream and cry until we take him out. I even try to sit there with him and sooth him to sleep.



This worries me since we are planning for a week long family vacation in Maryland in July. How will I get him to sleep in a crib/pack and play for the vacation?



I'm at a loss here, I don't know how to make him un-scared of the crib there. I've tried to bring things from home, make the room look the same (as much as I can) and everything.



How did you travel with LO's around 1 year? Did you sleep with them in a bed on vacations?



LO won't even nap at home unless he is in his crib. It must be a comfort/safety thing to him. But I need to be able to allow my mom to watch him in a few months when I start summer classes, and I don't see that happening unless I get him to nap in the crib at her house.



Any advice ladies?

Bettinas Due August 14; 2 kids; Australia 2212 posts
17th Apr '13

Co-sleeping was my best friend for a while there.... I'd just slip DS into the cot after he was sleeping and hope for the best! After a couple of days, he was used to waking up in there and would fall asleep on his own.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Apr '13

Haveyou tried putting something in the crib that smells like you?

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" Haveyou tried putting something in the crib that smells like you?"


we tried that today and it didn't work. I brought a tiny blanket from home and had that in there along with the tank top I was wearing all day. He just cries and cries. And he NEVER cries like that.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" we tried that today and it didn't work. I brought a tiny blanket from home and had that in there along with the tank top I was wearing all day. He just cries and cries. And he NEVER cries like that. "</blockquote>




Hmm, you may have to just leave him with your mom and let her figure out how to handle it at her house with her. DS goes to sleep different for my mom than he does me.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" we tried that today and it didn't ... [snip!] ... your mom and let her figure out how to handle it at her house with her. DS goes to sleep different for my mom than he does me."


I would so try that, but I feel like my mom would just give up and let him play instead. DS is soooo attached to me. That if I even leave the room for a few minutes, he freaks out. I'm with him everyday all the time.



When my mom was watching him while my MIL was away (she primarily watches DS while I'm at school), he NEVER napped for her. And she just didn't know what else to do so would let him continue to play and I'd have to deal with a cranky baby all night.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
17th Apr '13

I'm just so scared we won't be able to vacation because of this. And I didn't even think of this situation until my mom said something.



I don't want to book and plan this vacation, for DS to never sleep and be up crying all night. I just need to figure something else out and I don't know what to do.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" I would so try that, but I feel like my mom would just give up and let him play instead. DS is soooo ... [snip!] ... And she just didn't know what else to do so would let him continue to play and I'd have to deal with a cranky baby all night. "</blockquote>




DS Used to be like that but he's gotten much better with my mom! I completely understand where you're coming from

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" I would so try that, but I feel ... [snip!] ... DS Used to be like that but he's gotten much better with my mom! I completely understand where you're coming from"


how old is he? Do you think he will grow out of it? And all you did was let your mom deal with putting him to bed and it worked?



My mom parented sooooo different with me and my brother that she sometimes forgets I have certain rules and goes to her style of parenting with LO if mine don't always work right away.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" how old is he? Do you think he will grow out of it? And all you did was let your mom deal with putting ... [snip!] ... she sometimes forgets I have certain rules and goes to her style of parenting with LO if mine don't always work right away. "</blockquote>



DS is 1! Yeah I just let my mom do it her way. Sort of like she doesn't let DS CIO like she did with us. I didn't want her to! And he will probably grow out of it. What helped DS was letting my husband watch him alone.



I can honestly say that the vacation may be tough! We went to PA and it was tough getting DS to sleep in the bed. I would probably bring his crib bedding and rent a crib at the hotel!

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3897 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" <blockquote><b>Quoting S ♥ J ♥ L:</b>" how old is he? Do you think he ... [snip!] ... to PA and it was tough getting DS to sleep in the bed. I would probably bring his crib bedding and rent a crib at the hotel!"


bringing the bedding is a good idea! I'll try that. but I even have the same bedding at my mom's at he still won't sleep. I just don't want this to be a problem as he gets older. So I hope he grows out of it. Maybe since he is a little older than the last time she watched him, I'll let her try to put him down and do her thing and see if it works.