Have we broken our little boy?
Why does he not like daytime napping anymore?
We’re trying everything to tempt him to sleep.
The dummy doesn’t work.
Wrapping him doesn’t work.
Putting shade cloth over the window doesn’t work.
Playing Mozart doesn’t work.
Playing white noise doesn’t work.
Holding him doesn’t work.
Patting him repeatedly and hushing him doesn’t work.
Whispering in his ear that he’s sleepy (ie. hypnotising) doesn’t work.
Leaving him alone doesn’t work.
Keeping him up longer doesn’t work.
Not keeping him up as long doesn’t work.
You name it, it doesn’t work.
Right now, he is lying up there wide-eyed and awake and has been doing so for the last hour and a half.
Is this because I used to stay up late playing Text Twist when I was pregnant? But then, the little guy seems to sleep well at night so that theory doesn’t really pan out.
Or is it because Angus is half-Asian and at the age of four months, he knows already that Asians like to deprive themselves of sleep?
Rick’s mum keeps telling me that Rick used to sleep for only twenty minutes at a time and never a minute over. Please, I beg you Angus, do not follow in your daddy’s short-napping footsteps. There is still time to turn back….
My hope is now all placed on you, oh stack of ‘how to get your baby to nap’ books from Amazon. Do not let me down.