My daughter just fights me like her life depends on it every time I try to put her down for naps and at night. It's really getting ridiculous and I am at my wits end. She wakes up almost every night I haven't had a full nights rest in almost 2 months now.
this is her schedule:
7am wakes up
then we do a bottle, breakfast like oatmeal or something, play for a while
10:30-11 she goes down for her 1st nap
she really usually only sleeps for about 20 minutes.
she then goes down for her next nap at around 230 or 3
again only a 15 minute nap or so.
then we eat dinner around 5:30
bath at 6
we have quite play time till 7 in which I put her down to sleep.
I am working on transitioning her to 1 nap a day, I figured that would be the problem. But then I put her down after lunch time, at which point she is incredibly cranky. and she only takes a 20 minute naps which does not last her till 7. But the time its dinner time she's yawning, throwing tantrums, the works.
I even went as far as to try putting her down at 6pm just to see if that would makes things better. then she doesn't fight me but she wakes up 2 hours later. If I put her down this early its almost like she thinks that's her nap or something.
I don't know what to do anymore. I love her with all my heart but this entire nap thing is driving me up the wall.
Can anyone please give me advice as to what to do about this?
Answer by NannyB. at 3:34 PM on Dec. 16, 2010
Answer by LindaClement at 3:40 PM on Dec. 16, 2010