Khadijah - posted on 09/30/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
My g/g twins are nearly 20 months now and the last month or so has become really hectic when I put them down for a nap. At first I could just put them in their cribs and they would maybe play for a 10-15 minutes and then fell asleep. Sometimes if we were all in my room I would even allow them to take their nap in my bed. Which also worked for me.
Lately when I put them in my bed for naps they play and stand up and jump and bounce instead of napping. They know what they are doing because everytime I say "ok girls, if you don't lay down you'll have to take your naps in your cribs." (because I know they much rather nap in my bed). If the playing persist I take them to their cribs and there they will scream and cry the entire time. One of my girls will usually fall asleep but the other one stands her ground and cries the duration (rarely falling asleep).
Bedtime is usually very simple. We go through our bedtime routine (bath, brushing teeth, story) and they will go right to sleep. Occassionally the same twin that cries during naptime will put up a fuss at bedtime but only for a few minutes.
Is anyone else encountering these issues at nap time? What have you done to resolve it? Should I just not allow them nap time in my bed all together?