Naps with a newborn and toddler - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 08-14-2012, 09:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
LeaPea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I need some help or tips. I have a three week old son and a 26 month old daughter. Before my son was born, I would either lie with my daughter or rock her until she fell asleep. That usually took less than 20 minutes.

 

Naps are complete chaos now. So far it seems like my son is always waking up right when my daughter needs to go to sleep. I have tried to nurse him while lying with my daughter, but she has a hard time settling since I am so distracted. I tried nursing him before nap time in hopes that he would fall asleep and then I could concentrate on my daughter. I have put him in the swing while trying to rock my daughter, but he ends up crying and it interrupts nap time. If I let my daughter skip her nap, she is delirious by the time 5 o'clock rolls around.

 

Any tips or ideas? Does this get easier?

LeaPea is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 08-18-2012, 08:59 PM
 
mandib50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: my own reality
Posts: 4,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

it does get easier, that's for sure smile.gif

i remember rocking with my little one and a new baby at the same time, have you tried that?

 

i hope some other members have some great tips for you. that seems like so long ago for me, so it really does pass, but it is certainly a challenging time when you are in it. hang in there!


Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids. treehugger.gif

mandib50 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