I am totally just at the end of my rope with this... and I'm not sure if I'm just blowing it out of proportion or not.
So, I posted last week about my mom watching Margo 3 days a week and Margo's naps being way shorter there. Like, Sunday (with us) she napped an hour and 10 min in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon, those being her only naps. Yesterday, w/ my mom, she napped 45 min in the morning and 30 in the afternoon. And was a beast in the evening, which stinks for me since I was at work all day and then I don't get any QT w/ my baby.
I'm reading Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby and it says she should be able to do consolidated naps (which she does for us). I am haunted by when they said something like "you don't feed your child junk food for dinner, taking inadequate naps is like feeding them junk food." (or something to that effect.)
Then I go back and I'm trying to talk myself down like, okay, if she gets 4 good napping days in, maybe the other 3 will eventually fall in line or it won't harm her too much. I'm just not sure how critical it is at this point, besides the fact that she's obviously tired when I pick her up and not her sweet self in the evenings.
I've spoken w/ my mom several times now since I last posted and it feels like I'm beating a dead horse. I keep providing tips and ideas and every time I pick her up she apologetically tells me M took crappy naps. I don't know what else to do and I'm really torn up about this Thanks for letting me vent...