My youngest son is almost 17 months old and has refused to take a nap the last two days.
Here's the deal: He began climbing out of his crib at only 15 months old, so we converted it to a toddler bed. At nap time I was just rocking him to sleep and then laying him down. However, I didn't want him to get in the habit of this, and this be the only way he could fall asleep. So on Monday I began laying him in bed on his own, well needless to say, he refused to stay. So it took about an hour, but I finally got him to stay in bed and fall asleep (went about it Super Nanny style, lol). Yesterday (Tuesday) I tried for over 2 hours to get him to lay down and finally gave up. Now today, I've been trying for about an hour. He's not crawling out of his bed at this point, but he still isn't sleeping.
He is SO crabby in the evenings because he's not getting naps. I am not sure what else to do. I am used to my oldest son (now almost 4) who always LOVED his sleep and actually looked forward to nap time and bed time. Now it's a whole different ball game with this little one...
Answer by NannyB. at 3:30 PM on Feb. 23, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 5:22 PM on Feb. 23, 2011