I've been reading The No Cry Sleep Solution and have started putting some of the ideas into place and we have seen some improvement, so that's wonderful and all... But naps are just horrendous. The whole point of the program is "no cry"... But how am I supposed to do that when DD SCREAMS bloody murder at nap time? It's not all the time... We have improved nap times tremendously. But sometimes even though she is yawning and rubbing her eyes and clearly tired, she fights it so bad. We still swaddle her because she will still wake herself up by moving her arms. So I swaddle her and nurse her and rock her, I'll walk, "shush", sing, hum, bounce, everything I can possibly think of but if she doesn't want to sleep, she just screams no matter what I do. So then I'm faced with this dilemma: Do I just give in and let her play (even though she'll be super fussy because she is TIRED) and let her become overtired and have another fight on my hands in an hour or two... Or do I just keep rocking, walking, etc. until she gives up and goes to sleep? It can't be good for her to cry herself to sleep (even though she's in my arms and knows she's being taken care of), but it's also not good for her to get overtired because that was our whole problem to begin with.
What would you do in this situation???