Naps (and bedtime) have become a nightmare around here. My little guy HATES going to sleep. . . or something. As soon as we enter his room, he figures out that it is nap time and starts crying. I swaddle and start rocking him. . . SCREAMING, tears and everything. Sometimes giving him a boob helps, sometimes not. I have started wearing ear plugs while getting him to sleep. He does this whether I start nap time early (an hour after he has woken) or late (two hours). He has been consistently fighting naps for a while now, maybe a month, but this is a whole new level of baby nap tantrum. I have tried just putting him down, he still screams and fusses. Sometimes the crying lasts only a few minutes, sometimes for roughly 20 minutes or more before he settles down and sleeps. Most of the time 30 minutes later he is awake again. He also sleeps badly at night.
I don't plan on doing CIO anytime soon, but really, what's the difference if he is crying in my face or in his bed while I am safely in the next room?
ETA I know he is probably going through the 4 month wakeful. . . but nothing I have read about it talks about this crying at nap time issue.