My son is 13 months and for the past few months has been taking two naps. One around 9 and another around 2. each have been betwen 1.5 and 2 hours. He has never fallen alseep on his own. One of us lies down with him. At times we would hold him close to us as he struggled to get loose. He would cry for a minute or two and then fall asleep. Most of the time we let him roll around and crawl around the bed until he collapes in exhaustion, but it can take up to an hour. I dont want to hold him down anymore, but I dont have the patience to spend an hour or more getting him to sleep. The times I have not tried to get him to sleep he has continued to play happily for a few more hours until he is so tired and fussy. Then he would only sleep for an hour and wake up tired and be a little bit fussy all day, never going back to sleep.
I am also 4 months pregnant and wonder how this will all work with another baby too.
Everyone I know in real life just has a little short routine, puts the baby in the crib, and the baby falls alseep (of course this took CIO at first). As much as my heart and soul know I could never do this, I wish he could somewhat fall asleep on his own, or at least quicker with me.
He doesnt sleep well at night, still waking every 2-3 hours and having a bottle around 3 every night. SO I am tired.
At what point do toddlers convert to one nap?