Babies: 6 - 9 Months

I've reached my breaking point..

Pleas don't judge me
Right now my DS is screaming away in his crib just like he does every single time when it's nap time. I can rock him, snuggle him no matter what he throws a a screaming fit. He's fed and has a clean diaper so I know that's not it. What can I do to make nap time go easier with out this screaming tantrum?!?

Re: I've reached my breaking point..

  • Will he take a paci? Have you tried putting him in a swing? My LO naps better in his swing.
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  • Yes he has his paci and we know longer have the swing set up cause he flops around so much and almost fell out if it one time
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  • How about wearing him?
  • Sometimes DD2 just doesn't want to go to sleep.  She's tired, she just is being stubborn.  We let her cry a bit and usually in less than 5 minutes she's asleep.   
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  • We run into this sometimes. On the days he absolutely won't go down, I get him back up and try again in a half hour or so. If it doesn't work, I resort to the stroller, swing or wearing him. I second other PP suggestion. Wearing him works about 99% of the time. I can still get stuff done and he gets some sleep.
    Sept 2013 started TTC#2 (never got PP period so hoping for the first egg to drop)
    Jan 2014 - diagnosed POF (Premature Ovarian Failure) and told pregnancy not possible without egg donor because my ovaries would never function again with my hormone levels (FSH 136, LH 98.6, AMH <.03, estradiol 0, HCG 7) - using acupuncture, chiropractic care and TCM herbs / supplements
    March 11, 2014 ovulated despite every doctors prognosis!!!
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  • How long does he scream for?  Is it because he's overtired or because you're putting him down for a nap too soon?  Does he scream at bedtime?

    although my DS doesn't scream at every nap, he does cry maybe once a day or every other day at nap time.  Other times he'll talk or squeal, or just do his protest cries or fusses.   He usually falls asleep within 5 minutes.

    TTC since 10/2008  RE consult 6/2010 Dx:Unexplaied IF

    Failed multiple cycles of Clomid+TI and Clomid+IUI

    3/2011 inj+IUI #1 BFP. 4/2011 missed m/c. 

    Fall 2011 inj+IUI #2&3 BFN

    Jan/Feb 2012 IVF#1 BFP 2/23  EDD 10/31/2012 ~~~ Halloween ~~~

    Our IVF miracle, Baby Boy M, arrived on 11/8/2012!
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  • give him at least 5 min to scream/cry and see what happens. also, do you do the same routine for every nap/bedtime? try putting him down sooner or maybe you are putting him down to early? how many naps a day does he take? room dark? any crib toys? aquarium, etc? GL!
    6 & 2 year old, 2 losses
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    How long does he scream for?  Is it because he's overtired or because you're putting him down for a nap too soon?  Does he scream at bedtime?

    although my DS doesn't scream at every nap, he does cry maybe once a day or every other day at nap time.  Other times he'll talk or squeal, or just do his protest cries or fusses.   He usually falls asleep within 5 minutes.

    This exactly! 

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    Pleas don't judge me Right now my DS is screaming away in his crib just like he does every single time when it's nap time. I can rock him, snuggle him no matter what he throws a a screaming fit. He's fed and has a clean diaper so I know that's not it. What can I do to make nap time go easier with out this screaming tantrum?!?

    Just curious if YOU decided when LO's na time would be, or if LO exhibited when he is ready for a nap?

    My DS generally has one or two naps a day. I let him show me when he is ready. If I tried to lay him down and he wasn't ready he would just scream.  Same with bed time. It's not a strict time. It's anywhere between 7 and 9 pm. Usually around 8-8:30.

    Sometimes letting baby decide works better.  

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