My son is 8 months old, and has 2 naps a day (lasting anywhere between 30 mins and 1 & 1/2 hours) He sleeps through the night, though does get a bit grumpy an hour or two before bed. My only problem is that when I put him down for a nap, he cries and cries himself to sleep. Sometimes it can take him up to 45 minutes to settle. I am trying to let him settle himself as I am due to have my second baby in October, and would really like it if he could get himself to sleep.
I usually go in every 10 minutes to make sure he is just whingeing, and to roll him back over on to his back, and I have tried putting him down for a nap later, and earlier to see if it is just bad timing on my part, but every nap he takes at least 15 minutes of crying to go to sleep.
He isn't like that at night, he just watches his mobile above his bed and quietly drifts off...anyone have any ideas on how to make nap time less stressful for the little guy?
Would greatly appreciate some input!