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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #9
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This is my DD, as well. For the first year of her life she would not nap at home wo being held, but would voluntarily lay down AWAKE in the crib and fall asleep at day care
I make a point of having active time, preferably outdoors, in the morning. I have found that just 30 mins makes a difference. Also i generally start nap about an hour later than day care does.
I have found that an abbreviated nighttime routine at naptime helps too - so we do the whole big light, little light, sound machine, diaper, books routine. It's just shorter. I think it reminds her that yes, this is mommy, and mommy needs you to sleep just as much as dcp does!
Good luck!
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