Chops has been a diehard 30-minute napper since he was about eight weeks old — you could set your clock by his waking after exactly half an hour. And he would never, ever resettle. This meant that up until recently I’d have to put him down for four or even (when he could only stay awake 90 mins at a time) five naps a day. Oh yes, and up til a few weeks ago this could only be in his pram (while being pushed) or in the car seat. I took a lot of half-hour walks around the block, rain or shine (at least it helped shift a bit of that baby belly).
And if you had told me that one day my little one would start taking 60/90-minute naps… in his cot… I would never have thought it possible (without leaving him to cry, which I am way too much of a softie for). And yet there he is right now, taking a long lunchtime nap — like he did yesterday — and for the last few days. What have I done differently? Nothing, really. I guess he was just ready for it. Who knows — maybe tonight, or tomorrow night, or next week, may be when he starts sleeping better at night, too.