So, I am used to hearing her "Uh-Oh"-ing through the monitor when she is in her crib, during her afternoon non-nap. She throws her loveys and her binky, says "Uh-Oh" after each one, and then eventually cries when she realizes she doesn't have them anymore and no one has come to give them back. She always falls asleep with her loveys and her binky. I tried not going in, but then she just cries, and no nap happens. So then I tried going in, replacing the thrown items, and sternly saying, "No uh-oh," and walking back out of the room. She then played the game again, on repeat, so again, no nap. No good solution to this little problem. Except just not even bothering with putting her down for the afternoon nap, which was today's strategy. Seemed to work fairly well.
Tonight, when we put her to bed at 7:30, we heard a few uh-ohs over the monitor. But she quieted down quickly and went to sleep, so we didn't worry about it. A while later, Brett went in to check on her, and came back out laughing and telling me that I had to come see.
|Tonight's "Uh-Oh" Casualties|
|But she is a smart girl, and a quick learner. This time, she kept the binky.|