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14mth old Ds has always napped in our bed for the most part. He does not nurse to sleep very often and hasn't since 6 months. Some days it takes me an hour to get him to sleep, and I don't start until he's starts yawning. We sling and listen/dance to a song, read books, nurse, and then he crawls and does crazy acrobatic things- he's learning to crawl/walk- and practices all the words he knows with eyes half shut for a long, long time.<br><br>
Should I continue with this routine? Today his one nap wasn't until almost 2pm! This is the same routine we use to put him to bed.<br><br>
Does anyone wear their toddler til they fall asleep?<br><br>
What do you feel about naps?
 

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If you resent it, change it. Otherwise, just go with the flow. Our 16 month old has unpredictable nap/sleep times too. Only once in a while does "wearing down" our toddler work, usually she wants down to play.<br><br>
That probably didn't help much, maybe try asking on the night time parenting board?<br><br>
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I sling & nurse my dd to sleep. So, yep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">, I wear her until she's asleep! If we've been keeping our routine well, she is usually out w/in 15 minutes. If not, it could be an hour or more! She still needs her nap, & w/her Papa deployed, it is a non-negotiable for me. Even if it takes a while to get there, I am just not up to dealing w/a cranky girl for the rest of the day!<br><br>
One thought: if you are waiting until he is yawning, maybe he's overtired. DD gets crazy active & takes a <i>long</i> time to fall asleep when she's overtired.
 

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I actually bounce my 1 year old on the exercise ball for about 5 to 10 minutes, which usually is how long she needs to fall asleep. Then I move to the rocking chair and rock her. She is at the point now where she likes to be rocked for about 30 minutes and then she wants to be put down, so I lay with her and we both nap in my bed. She will sleep that way for about an hour and a half twice a day.. Some of my friends think I am crazy for not puting her down to nap in a crib, but I cherish this together time because she is so independent for her age and doesnt want to be carried in her pack much anymore..<br><br>
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