Three days ago he started fighting naps. For nap time we just lay him in his bed and he'll go to sleep on his own with no crying. Sometimes if he has had an overstimulated day we would have to rock him to sleep. Well three days ago not even rocking is getting it done. It's a full on fight.
It is so aggravating. I know he is so sleepy and will be so happy if he would just sleep. I've tried every rocking position that he likes. I've patted the butt. I've sung every song I know and made up a few. I've even stuck him in his bed to cry for a few minutes. Now that he can stand, there is no going to sleep by just laying him in the bed because standing is way cooler than sleeping.
I really hope that this is just a phase. Fighting the sleep is no fun for me or him. Oddly enough he doesn't fight it as much with Jeremy. I guess babies know daddies mean business and mamas are pushovers.
After one hour and fifteen minutes he finally went to sleep. At this point I'm worn out myself. (update: he only slept 30 minutes and is back to whining)
Does anyone have any suggestions for babies that are fighting naps?