Hi - Our DS is only 7 months old, so no plans to wean anytime soon, but I am a little concerned about his sleep habits at naptime. At bedtime he has started falling asleep in his crib after nursing, but at naptime he just won't do it. So I nurse him until he is very, very sleepy, then do a "Pantley Pull-Off" and get him into his crib on his side and pat his back. Sometimes I can do this while he is still partly awake, and he'll fall asleep quickly while I pat his back. Other times, he really needs to be essentially asleep or he will fuss and resist going to sleep in his crib. He doesn't nap particularly well, and I think it has a lot to do with the fact that he doesn't always fall asleep in the crib but often in my arms.
Just wondering how you deal with this once a child is weaned? I don't have a specific weaning age in mind, but it will definitely be before DS is ready to stop napping. I also would like to improve his napping overall, b/c I think he needs more sleep during the day and all these short naps are a bit of a pain. (I also have a 5 yo who no longer naps, so fewer, longer naps would be better for all of us I think.) Thanks for any suggestions - I do have the "No-Cry Sleep Solution", but not the nap book by Pantley. I've been doing the "Pantley Pull-Off" thing for a long time but haven't made much progress for naps.