Danielle - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
my 6mo has recently been on a naptime/bedtime strike. its exhausting and I can use all the advice I can get.
BACKGROUND INFO: first off, my baby is not a crier, never has been. but lately when i lay him down for a nap or bed, he whines and cries... sometimes even screams. I've literally had to walk around and rock him, sing to him, lay him down and hold his hand while gently bouncing the mattress and even laid him in my bed and cuddle with him till he falls asleep.
I know he's tired. He yawns, whines and rubs his eyes. I've actually had to resort to driving him around (which is just time consuming, exhausting, expensive and since its so cold its a total pain). Esp since when we get back inside, he just wakes up.
I haven't change his nap routine either. Its lay him down with his blanket, a paci and his mobile. For bedtime, I've started doing a feed, bath, book, bed and he seemed to be doing well until last night when he woke up every hour on the hour to cry.