I am trying to encourage our 6 week old to take a nap in the mornings in her crib. She is generally up for the day by 7:30-8, and by 10 or 10:30, I am ready to get some things done around the house, take a shower, etc. I'd love for her to get used to sleeping in her crib for an hour or so during this time.
She'll nurse at 10 or 10:30 and looks like she's falling asleep afterwards, so i'll go put her in her crib and play the same music we usually play at bedtime, but she wakes right up and seems ready to play some more. Sometimes I'll wear her around while I do my household chores or I'll put her in the bouncy seat in the bathroom with me while I shower and she will usually fall asleep during both of these activities, but I'd really prefer her getting used to sleeping in her crib. If I try to transfer her from the baby carrier or bouncy seat into her crib, she'll wake up and it's all over.
She also usually sleeps the afternoon away, waking up every now and then to nurse or play for a few minutes, so by the time bedtime comes she's ready to play again!
Does anybody have any tips on encouraging a morning nap in the crib and maybe trying to encourage a better sleeping pattern in the afternoon?