I need some serious advice. Isla has been having major naptime issues.
At night – she goes out without a single fuss and sleeps through the night for 11 to 12 hours. So I KNOW nothing is wrong with her physically.
However at naptime – oh my goodness.
IF she falls asleep at all, she falls asleep for 20 or 30 minutes and then awakes with piercing shrieks!
Then she screams off and on, off and on, off and on for HOURS.
She will not fall asleep if I rock her or lay next to her crib and let me hold her hand.
I have tried CIO with checking on her at varying intervals, because sometimes she has gone #2 and needs me to change her.
However, she has gone for as long as an hour without me checking on her and she can still keep it up!
I tried moving the start of her naptime around to no avail.
Finally she falls asleep around 3 o’clock, and she is OUT, and I usually wake her up around 4:30 pm because I don’t want it to run into her nighttime.
It makes my heart break. She is such a stubborn child and she has always needed extra work, time and help to fall asleep, but this is the worst.
I am simply at my wit’s end and I don’t want her to be upset. I know she still needs the nap, and I do not think that she in anyway knows what is good for her, so letting her not take a nap is not an option.
I could really use some mommy advice.