my 6month old sleeps great over night, his morning(not sure if this qualifies as a nap, he usually wakes up at 4:30/5, eats and goes back to sleep about a hour later) and mid morning nap are great but his afternoon nap is terrible. He's so tired when we put him down and he usually falls right to sleep but only sleeps for a 1/2 hr and wakes up crying. When I or my husband go in to calm him, the only thing that works is picking him up where he always falls back to sleep in our arms for another 45 min or so. We've tried putting him down just before he falls back To sleep and we've tried putting him down after he falls asleep but he wakes right up and starts crying again. He's crying because he still tired...he's rubbing his eyes and rolling them back in his head while crying. I end up picking him up because weighing my options..sleep is more important. Problem is...I think I've created a monster! Now this is an everyday occurrence and when he goes to daycare in the fall she won't be doing this. Anyone have any ideas???