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I am sure this has been asked before, I mean how could it not? Anyway, does anyone have any tips?<br><br>
DS1 lost naptime when DS2 was born because I just couldn't handle it. He was a month away from three and it had become increasingly difficult to get him to lay still long enough to fall asleep. Since he'd never been in another bed I was SOOL. DS1 would lie there thrashing around and my hormones and I couldn't deal. Unfortunately this meant I couldn't nap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Now DS1 is 5, DS2 is 2 1/2 and baby TBA is due soon. DS3 is in a twin in the same room with a bed in a bedroom for him when he wants to move. There is no way DS2 can not nap anymore. Luckily he falls asleep much easier, however it takes cuddling! Obviously I don't know if it will be hard to get DS3 to sleep or not, but hopefully it won't be.<br><br>
The other stuff is like I said this guy needs to cuddle he sleeps with his hands in my clothes so he knows if I move. He wakes up when I pee and comes with me! Any tips on this transition would be very welcome!
 

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I was hoping to see some ideas, as I am in virtually the same boat! I am hoping my not-quite-2 1/2-year-old will continue to nap after our new baby is born (EDD 5/31). For now, I have been able to keep him napping by laying down with him and usually napping myself, or at least resting. It helps that he's still nursing. :) I'm planning to try to continue doing this after our new little one's arrival; I know I can nurse both laying on my back, or at least prop myself up comfortably with lots of pillows and both baby & toddler in my lap. It will probably be challenging for a little while but I'm sure things will work out! Good luck!
 

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Well, MM I guess we're in this together!
 

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I'm curious about this too! My friend just had a baby when her DS1 was 22 months. Even though she was always good about putting him down and then him falling asleep on his own, he still missed naps for a good period of time. She switched to an enforced quiet time in your room rule, and I think he has now adjusted to napping again. Another thing that she has done is taken him for a long walk in the stroller during naptime (problem, you can't sleep while walking!).<br><br>
Anyway, point being, it's even hard for those who aren't used to cuddling to go down. My DS also needs cuddling, and I don't know what we'll do either! I guess I'm still considering tandem nursing, which might be a solution, or else getting baby "down" first...but I'm sure this is going to be a challenge!<br><br>
If they end up dropping nap, quiet time in a safe place seems to at least give you a few minutes to rest. Though, if your DS is like mine, and never wants to be alone, maybe resorting to a video?? Arg!
 
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