I am the mum of a 9 mth old son, and will be returning to work PT (mornings) in about 2 mths. He will be going to a home daycare 3 mngs. a week, and my MIL will be watching him in our home the other 2 dys. My question has to do with naptime. My son sleeps on a mattress on the floor, and I lay down and nurse him to sleep for all of his naps. I used to rock him to sleep sometimes, but it would take as long as 30-45 mins, which is fine with my MIL, but not with the other caregiver who will have several other children to watch as well. He does not take a soother, and I am hoping to avoid introducing bottles as a sucking replacement (if possible). Also, he will have to sleep in a playpen at the caregiver's house, as I am not comfortable with having him sleeping on a mattress there (just in case!). I am hoping for some suggestions for how to get him to sleep for someone else when nursing and extensive rocking is not really an option. Any help would be so much appreciated!
Thanks in advance!