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Thread: dropping naptime feeding but he won't nap

  1. #1
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    Default dropping naptime feeding but he won't nap

    For the second day in a row I have attempted to put ds down for his after lunch nap without nursing. He asks for it but I keep reminding him we only nurse after bath time at night. I said that I can only rub his back and I rubbed Ernie and Bert and he understood they were sleeping.

    He didn't nap though, so after an hour I just let him get up.

    Am I doing the dropping a feed right? I still would have liked for him to fall asleep once during the day but he can't seem to doze off without nursing.

    help!
    agnes

  2. #2
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    Default Re: dropping naptime feeding but he won't nap

    How old is he?
    My nursling is cutting out her nap now (she's over three, if she naps she can't fall asleep at night), but when she did nap, she would fall asleep nursing OR in the car OR when taken for a walk in her buggy.

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    Default Re: dropping naptime feeding but he won't nap

    He just turned two.

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    Default Re: dropping naptime feeding but he won't nap

    What worked for me is moving up the nursing so that they did not associate nursing with sleeping. I also kept shortening it. We started reading books instead of nursing before the nap. Now they will snuggle down with their blankets without nursing and fall asleep in a few minutes (on good days). Good Luck
    Nancy
    Mom to Elijah & Audrey 9/19/06
    Twin GERDlings

    for 21 mo



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