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    Default Co napping?

    Anyone had to do this?

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    "Had" to do it? More like, "hell yes I need a a nap. Let's do this".

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    Yup or holding while they nap...


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    I still do it.
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    All the time! When I had two kids, the older one got a movie while baby and I napped.
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    I miss this I always co-napped with the kids!
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    My first would only nap on me for months. My baby (now three) only naps every few weeks, but if he's sleeping I usually am too and he will only nap in my bed.

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    So if your baby took three naps a day, you layed with them each time? For 3 years or how ever long it takes kids to drop naps? Lol...what happens when I go back to work

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    When my dd was about 9 months or so, she was down to one nap. I would lay with her, and either sleep, or get up when she was asleep. You gotta do whatever gets the job done. My dd is 3, and I still lay with her to sleep at night. It used to really irritate me, but now that I have accepted it, I'm ok with it. I only have one child, and don't plan on having anymore. I'm up with her at 6am, so I am tired by 830 pm. We tell stories with the lights off, talk about the day and cuddle. It won't always be like this, so I have decided to enjoy it. You do what's right for you. It will all work out.

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    When she starts daycare she will get used to their schedule. They are always a different child at daycare. At this point do what you have to do to get the most sleep or to help her get the most sleep. Babyhood isn't all rainbows and sunshine and shut your ears to the parents who tell you what a dream sleeper their child is-that isn't the norm.

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    Yeah when other people ask me about her sleep and then rave about their own I want to punch them in the face. With a chair.
    She wont be going to daycare as her grandma is retired and excited to babysit her half time.
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    Yes, I had to do it for many months. I would nurse DS and hold him for his morning nap (30 minutes), but his afternoon nap was 1.5-2 hours so I would nap with him. When he was old enough to roll around and potentially fall off my bed, I switched to sleeping on the floor with him, on a pile of blankets and pillows. I'd nap for part of the time if I was tired, and then surf the web (Londonmoms!) on my tablet to pass the time. I was super worried about him being able to nap on his own when he started daycare, but they got him to do it in about a week. I was amazed. After a few weeks of him being at daycare, we tried putting him down for a nap on his own on the weekends, and it worked! My DH gave him a bottle and then rocked him until he dozed off and then just put him in his crib. But he's always had a much easier time putting him down - with me, DS just wants to nurse forever and it takes me way longer to be able to move him. It's wonderful to finally have that free time back, but it became just part of the daily routine when I had to do it, so I just came to terms with that. Plus it was kid of nice to get to snuggle with him!
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    No! I think I would have gone crazy - I like to be doing stuff, I am not a napper at all.

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    The first few months I would nap when she did, only once though otherwise she would nap in the stroller or carseat if we went somewhere. Otherwise I nursed them both to sleep and I would just sit and watch tv or sit on the computer until they woke up.


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    I nap with DS or hold him while he is napping, I get nothing done and am lucky to shower before diner time. I wont have to do it forever and he is my last baby so I am savouring it.

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