I'm often caring for my 9 month old boys on my own, meaning it's two against one for most nap times and bed times.
Until this point, I've allowed one of my sons to play about the bedroom while I nurse the other to sleep, then second in line gets to nurse to sleep. Which was all well and good, though now they're getting into a phase of becoming so upset if they're the one left to wait. (side note- tandem nursing is no longer an option for us)
As much as I've enjoyed always nursing to sleep, at this point the high emotions around sleep time are coming to the forefront, and by times it feels like a struggle vs. being a positive experience. I'd like to create new sleep associations, so they're not continuing to be dependent on nursing too- though how to do this is beyond me at the moment!
So what I'm looking for now
is advice on creating new go-to-sleep rituals or associations after getting babes very accustomed to nursing.
Or at least, how to keep one twin's emotions at bay while waiting for a turn!
Also, any tips on creating a positive bedtime experience when dealing with two needy little ones will be appreciated.
Greatly appreciated! Cheers!