I would try cio for nap time and see how it goes. My friends think I'm horrible because I use this method. My daughter is 13 months; she takes a 3 hour nap around 1:00pm, goes to bed around 8:00pm, and sleeps until 9:00am. Now this is most of the time, we still have nights when she wakes up and it takes some rocking to get her back to sleep, but for the most part we put her down for naps and bedtime and let her cry until she falls asleep. (usually she only cries 5 to 15 mins if she cries at all) It is not for everyone though. At first I never let her cry for longer then 20 mins and I would go check on her but not pick her up. . After 2 weeks she started falling asleep before the 20 mins was up. Now I check on her by peeking in her room if it goes longer then 20, but I dont go get her unless she cries for an hour. I know it sounds harsh, but really she doesn't cry hardly at all going to bed now, hope it helps! GL!
at 12:19 AM on Nov. 30, 2010