I used to come to this board a lot when my DS1 was young. He was a terrible sleeper. Would only sleep on me for 6 weeks, only in his swing for a few months after that and up all night forever. We did a little sleep training at 6 months and a few times after that for night time and he did eventually start to sleep through the night around 14 months or so (not all the time and he still doesn't sleep through now) but we never did it for naps. We used to rock him when he was in the crib and after we switched him to a bed we would lay with him until he fell asleep. This, obviously could take forever. Sometimes over an hour. A little before 2 years of age he stopped falling asleep when we layed with him (would when other people did but not my husband and I). We got into the habit of driving him to sleep since I was so pregnant and had a newborn and needed that time. He has now started fighting these naps like no other and I feel so lost. I actually wouldn't mind the no nap because I would start having him watch a show or something and have a little rest time but he needs the nap and is MISERABLE as the day goes on. I feel like I really hurt him. He has no ability to put himself to sleep during the day. He just gets more and more ramped up the more tired he gets. I feel like I should have done some sleep training when he was younger. If we go away, it's a nightmare. He'll be up until midnight or later and just act crazy. He's starting to act very hyperactive and I know a lot of it is toddler but a lot of it is exhaustion. I'm just really starting to regret not doing anything with him when he was younger. He was just to high strung for any of the "gentle" methods to work.