When my son decided to start staying up during the day, he fought it tooth and nail; I had to fight just to get him to take one nap a day. I ended up having to put him in his swing to get him to take that one nap, and eventually he got used to it and didn't need the swing any more. But if there's something that makes it easier for your son to get to sleep, then do that for a while so he gets to know that that's sleep time and see if he'll go down any easier. Just don't keep at it for too long or he'll learn to depend on that to fall asleep and it'll be just as hard to get him out of that habit.
at 1:17 PM on Dec. 22, 2008