I've had a rough few days with DD, who seems to have trouble falling asleep during the day. Funny thing is, she's really great about almost sleeping through the night, and has started falling asleep with only a little coaxing every night between 9 and 10pm... almost like clockwork.
As soon as she wakes for the day though, she seems to insist on this condensed schedule where she feeds almost every HOUR. We get a few periods of activity throughout the day, but they don't last more than 30 mins at a time. She usually falls asleep after feeding but it's more like a quick doze, because she wakes herself up again within the hour. I don't get a chance to get anything done during the day except feed her or hold her while she sleeps, and it's getting to be unbearable! We didn't have this problem a few weeks ago.
I'm starting to wonder if she's getting bored of hanging out on the couch with me day after day? Showing her toys or making faces at her only seems to entertain her for a short time. She enjoys being moved in her carseat and it often puts her to sleep, so I popped it in the stroller and we went for a walk this morning. She stayed awake the entire time, staring blankly over my shoulder, but when we got back to the house she started fussing so I gave her a pacifier. She fell asleep so I moved her inside, and that was 2.5 hours ago! I'm feeling like I may have found something that works. I just don't like leaving DD in her carseat for such a long time, but I know if I move her, she'll wake.
Has anyone else found their LO to be similar? Do you have to engage your babies in certain activities to get them to fall asleep and stay asleep? Is it possible for babies to be bored at such a young age?
For the record, I'm really not a fan of this game where the rules keep changing!