Bedtimes and Naps - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 06-05-2014, 12:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
macrandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 65
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Question Bedtimes and Naps

My twins are 14 months old and have always slept with me. They nursed to sleep for the first 6 months, but we had to wean early, so they switched to falling asleep at the bottle at 6 months. Recently, they've stopped falling asleep to the bottle and are showing less interest in bottles so I'm hoping we can start bottle weaning. But I have no idea how to get them to sleep!

They started a new day care yesterday and did great, but won't nap. They scream when placed in cribs or pack and plays and so we've never used them and don't even own cribs. The day care is a small in-home care (attachment parenting-friendly with just one other child, an infant).

I feel totally powerless. The evenings have been awful. They fall asleep around 10 or 11pm each with a parent on a floor mattress in a separate room. But they are obviously tired around 8pm, and we just can't get them to sleep. I feel bad for their new caretaker. She's not really sure how to get them to sleep, either. She's using nap mats currently, but can do pack and plays. (We have one we're not using we could send and she offered to get another one.)

Thoughts? If your cosleeping toddler goes to day care, do they nap in cribs? What tools do I have other than bottles? (I so wish we could have practiced extended breastfeeding. That's a whole issue in and of itself. )
macrandall is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 2 Old 06-09-2014, 06:04 AM
 
edensmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am in a similar boat with my 18 month old. He still nurses but does not want to sleep away from me. I am totally fine with him bed sharing but he wants to play not sleep. I am exhausted and so is dh. Not sure what to do and I really don't like CIO.

 Yoga loving momma to DD Eden Raine 8/04 , DS Brett Edwin 2/08 , DS Brantley Albert 12/12 and wife for more than a decade to Jason .
Namaste
edensmama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off