I am hoping for new ideas about keeping my 3yo son busy so I can help my 11mo son take his naps. For a while I was able to set my 3yo up with books and a snack or a toy that we only play with when baby is sleeping or a new toy/activity but now he is not having any of it. He throws a fit and starts screaming for snacks and a story and a jump in the bed and a whatever-he-can-think-of to keep me and my other son from disappearing into the bedroom. If I can find a good time to leave my 3yo old on his own with an activity, it usually doesn't keep him interested long enough for my baby to get to sleep and he bursts into the room and ends in all of us being upset. OR he climbs the counters to get my ipod to play Netflix videos. It's almost been a month now and I've resorted to allowing him to watch Netflix just so I can get my baby to sleep without upsets but now when my baby wakes midway through his nap for nursies and a snuggle, I have the same issue with keeping my 3yo occupied. If baby doesn't get back to sleep, he's a bear. He takes 2 naps a day so I am allowing WAY more tv time that I am comfortable with. It was a slippery slope once I started allowing the Netflix just a little. I need a new approach, I'm open to anything!!