A friend of mine’s daughter works and her parents-in-law mind her bub 2 days a week. Bub was in a good sleeping routine and would simply go off to sleep when put in her crib but for a while now they are having trouble settling her. Both parents have called in at lunch time to their parents home on a number of occasions and found bub asleep in the car seat capsule, (the grandparents had taken the capsule with bub from the car and placed it on the lounge room floor). After a few weeks of trouble getting bub to sleep the parents asked the grandparents how she sleeps at their home. They were told that she was put into the capsule and driven around the block as this guaranteed a fast drop off to sleep mode. When the parents questioned this and told the grandparents that bub was now expecting this at every sleep including night time they were given the answer: well it worked with you and your sister and you turned out fine, this is our way of raising and we will continue as it suits us better.
Bub is hard to settle and will not peacefully go off to sleep in her crib as she is now used to the capsule and the parents also feel she is not getting a quality sleep in the capsule as well. What can they do or say in this circumstance. Thanks so much in-advance.
Posted by cherz, 20th April 2015