Since we've been home, we have struggled with Caroline taking a nap. She goes down fairly easily at night, but at nap time she fights it tooth and nail. We have been letting her sleep in her toddler bed at nap time. Although she would often scream for 30 minutes or more, most days she would eventually go to sleep in the toddler bed.
Yesterday reached new heights in her refusal to take a nap. She was acting very sleepy so I put her down around 11:30. She did her normal screaming for about 20 minutes and then it got quite. I assumed that Caroline was asleep. Oh was I wrong about that. After about 10 minutes, she started crying again. Jim commented that it sounded like her door was open. I decided I should check on her. I stepped into the hall and there she was sitting. Not only had she climbed out of the toddler bed, she had opened the door and was headed down the hall. We decided to let her stay up until after lunch.
Just before Jim left for work, he put her back down for a nap. Once again she cried for about 20 minutes and got quite. I decided after about 20 more minutes to check on her. This is what I found:
|Notice all the pillows, rails and other protection. I added pillows to the floor at the end of the bed after I saw this.|