I need help moms/dads! Zane has been a wicked good sleeper since he was born. He was sleeping through the night around 5 months, and before that only rose once for a quick bottle, and right back to sleep. He still continues to sleep very well at night- 9pm-8/8:30 am uninterrupted. However, his naps have gone out the window.
Part of it is my fault for his nap schedule being so unscheduled. I never had time to formally put him on a strict schedule so I let him take his naps when he wanted. It was variable when he would nap; but, he had no 9/2 nap schedule. However, he always took at least 2-3 hours of daytime sleep. However, in the last few days, he has not been napping at all. I try to put him around 2 and he falls promptly to sleep. At 2:30/2:45, I hear the screeching and crying of Zane. If I don’t get him, it turns into full non-stop hysterics. He you know the type- eyes crunching, snot ejecting all over, tears running down to his belly. It is bad!
At this point, after only about 30 minutes, I get him. He is a cranky mess when I get him and no matter what I do, I can’t get him to calm down. I resort to feeding him and trying to put him down again. This time, he rolls around his crib for 30 minutes, but never falls asleep.
Lately, he has been very cranky (mostly in the am though) and I can only attribute that to lack of naps. Part of me thinks his molars are coming in, so maybe I should try some Motrin before his nap and see if that does the trick. However, I don’t really want to resort to giving him Motrin at every nap. The other part of me thinks maybe I should let him cry it out at after thirty minutes. I am totally not against CIO; however, for some reason, have a really hard time when he cries. Hayley had severe colic and we ended up letting her CIO at 6 months. I had no issues letting her do it because she was a bad baby, and I was at my wits end. For real- it was either letting her CIO or I was going straight to the psyche ward. With Zane though, he is such a good baby, and I can’t see myself doing the CIO method.
So, moms- any advice? Did your kids go through this? Was it a phase?