Posted in Sleep, Babies

Naptime issues

Hi everyone! My little one is 9 months old and I’m a full time working mommy. While I’m working my mother in law watches our lo at her house, Which we are so Grateful! we also giving $$ every two weeks for helping us. Anyways she has a dog that barks all the time and I feel like my little-one isn’t getting enough rest during the day. She comes home super tired and jumpy. She’ll fall asleep in the car on her way homes she grump...I have tried talking to her about it... with suggestions about maybe putting the dog down stairs or another part of the house. It’s Awkward... my hubby has also mentioned this concern but we seem to argue at the end.. because it’s this mom.. any suggestions or recommendations? Thank you!

  • Laura
    Feb 09

    Have MIL put a white noise machine right next to your daughter while she naps to drown out the dog. Our daughter always naps longer at home than at school. We just put her to bed earlier on weeknights to make up for it. Also, at that age, our daughter was falling asleep on the walk home from school after work. Things like strollers and car rides put kids to sleep easily, and at that age they are still napping multiple times a day. I wouldn't be too concerned.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Feb 09

    Also, are you assuming the dog is waking her or is this relayed from her? How long has your mil watched her with the dog?We have a dog, and assuming your daughter has been going there for months now, she probably doesn’t wake. My kids never really were woken by our dog. But either way, best suggestion is definitely the white noise. I didn’t use it until my third child, but it definitely helps drown out the chaos of my house.