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Getting them both to nap at same time. HOW???

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Whenisitmysleepytime Thu 16-Jun-11 15:56:57

it may be impossible but I'd LOVE it if ds and dd had a nap at same time.

Ds is 2 and sleeps for just over an hour at 12ish.
Dd is 8weeks an sleeps win she pleases. Although there seems to be a pattern emerging. So far I've only worked out a little bit of it tho.

Can I get them to sleep at the same time?
HOW?

I'd love to have a little bit of housework/ me time before ds gives up naps!

mtw Thu 16-Jun-11 16:32:10

I have 2 the same age - they are 2 & 4 now. My (then ) 2 yr old always napped at 12ish - right after lunch, so I just got the baby on the same plan. I had htings going on in the am - to get the 2 yr old busy and in need of a nap, then I would get her down, then the baby, it was a bit hit & miss for the first week or so, but it just got to be a routine and they both seemed to need it at the same time, and now as I said they are 2 & 4 and we still follow the same routine, it keeps me sane and i get 2hrs to relax/clean - whatever..... also - make sure the baby only has a little nap in the a.m - before the lunch nap - or she will not be ready for a nap - so unfiar to expect it to work out for both of them, mine would be up at 6am - little nap at 9.30 ish , then need another one 12ish.....

LordSucre Thu 16-Jun-11 16:34:40

forget it, all the effort to try and get them to nap together will take an age, but which time the older one will prbably not want a day nap in any case!

Use the time when one is alseep to spend a bit of time just with the other.

mtw Thu 16-Jun-11 16:34:47

forgot to add, the reason i made it 12 was that i had to be out of the house at 3 to get the older one, but if i didn't it wouldnt be a whole lot easier and more flexible.

mtw Thu 16-Jun-11 16:35:58

not much effort - and WELL worth it!!

naturalbaby Thu 16-Jun-11 22:26:34

ha ha! i have a 3yr old, 23month old and 4month old and can just about get all 3 of them to sleep at the same time for 1 1/2hrs after lunch <supermum emoticon>.
i work on the 2hr awake rule so work backwards. if you want baby to sleep at 12 then dd needs to be awake from 10am, 10:30 latest. then do your best to keep her awake and busy. when really desperate and tired i go to bed with baby, feed lying down then co-sleep. nap time is not housework time in our house! it's MN time!

Asinine Thu 16-Jun-11 22:33:27

Put 8 weeker in sling when ds2 is sleeping, then do housework or have me time. I found the sling fantastic for getting on with things forgetting you have a baby until they get bigger and their feet end up dangling in the washing up bowl grin

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