Kristal - posted on 05/02/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is just about to turn 14 months old and this past week has been nothing short of frustrating. He's never been a very good sleeper and he has always been a very fickle eater, but, for the past few days, he's been even worse. We've been trying to sleep train him since he was 4 months old and, no matter what we've tried, the longest we've been able to get him to sleep through the night is a week. That was 4 months ago and he hasn't done it since. He won't take a bottle anymore when he wakes up, so it's definitely not because he's hungry. Recently, he's also refusing to even go to sleep unless I rock him for 5 minutes, then put him in his crib. He's also fighting his naps most of the time (he usually takes 2 naps a day). By fighitng, I mean that he is tired, but won't go to sleep on his own anymore. It's like I have to do it for him. But, he's cranky all day long, like he's ridiculously tired, but he just won;t let himself sleep anymore. Should i be encouraging him to only be taking one nap a day now? It just seems backwards to me that i would take away one of his naps if he isn't sleeping through the night yet. But could the fact that he's taking two naps a day be what is keeping him from sleeping through the night?