WTF baby. Just go to sleep!
For the past *two months* or so (!!), my little guy has been hardcore fighting his naps. We'll have a day here or there where he does them without much of a struggle, but in general it's an ordeal to get him down during the day. He's 13 weeks old, but already well into leap 4 according to the Wonder Weeks app. Luckily he goes to sleep for the night pretty easily, though not always for as long as I'd like. It's the naps that are really killing me. I don't think it's part of sleep regression, since this has already been happening for so long.
We do have a nap routine. I close the curtains, put white noise on, nurse, then try to put him in his crib drowsy but with his eyes open. I've tried some other variations (like moving nursing up a bit so that he associates it less with sleep), but this seems to be what does the trick most often. Sometimes it even works, and he'll put himself to sleep. But he often wakes up screaming after 30-40 minutes, or starts crying 5 minutes after being put in the crib. I try soothing him by touching his tummy, singing, rocking his bed a little, but usually need to pick him up and nurse him again to get him back to sleep. Again and again. And again. And then again. Again. And again. He rejects pacifiers completely, by the way.
How are your babies doing with their naps? How many naps a day do you get? ...Do you have any special tricks?