HI, I'm Laura, and I have a daughter addicted to napping in her swing.
Lilly won't nap in her crib
and I'm afraid its alllllllll my fault. You see, I'm addicted to her swing. It works so fast. She sleeps so soundly. She sleeps so long!! But she's outgrowing it. Fast. and I'm already screwed.
Crib naps are short, restless, and are a drawn. out. process. So because I took the easy way out for 5 months, Lilly will not nap in her crib. She'll sleep 11 hours in it at night, but zero during the day. Dang it, Laura!!!
Today we declared war. Both parties put up a gallant fight. Lilly hollered and whined. She wiggled and threatened to suffocate herself with the blanket. I gently patted her belly and "shhhuu shuuuushhhhed" the darlin till my teeth tingled. I walked in. Walked out....waited. Thought surely this chick will cave soon. OH No....this gal can CRY IT OUT for over an hour. What the heck FERBER?!?!?!?!?
Then........and THEN she brought the big, fat "MOMMY DON'T YOU LOVE ME???!?!!?!?" tears and it was aaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllll over.
She napped in her swing. She HAS TO NAP! I can't have a cranky baby all afternoon because she won't nap in her crib! I feel at a loss of what to do with this child. I've created a swing addicted monster. She has two two hour naps at her sitters in a pack and play. She doesn't nap in the swing there. WTF Lilly? I really felt like calling the sitter today to ask her how she gets her to sleep. Isn't that awful? I feel like my sitter knows more about how to get my daughter to sleep than I do. That makes me wanna cry. Yep, crying.
She won the battle. I'm HOPING I win the war.
If you can't tell, I'm kind of a hot mess right now. Any advice??