Baby Gwen is 10 months. She finally falls asleep around 11 pm, wakes up often throughout the night (sometimes to nurse, sometimes to play!), and up for the day between 7:30-8:00. (I nurse her to sleep in my bed, as we bedshare). Her only naps are in the car from 11:15-11:45 when I pick up the boy I nanny for, and sometimes (but not always) from 3-4 when I drop him off and pick up my other 2 kids from school. Short car naps, plus her late bedtime, are really frustrating to me because there is never a baby-free moment at home (house = eternal disaster!), plus I work pt from home and cannot start until 11 pm when I am beyond wiped.
Oops, didn't mean to make it about me! I can tell she is tired, so I try everyday at home around 9:30 for a nap, again at 2:00, and try for bed between 7-8, but she just won't sleep. I know overtired babies have a harder time sleeping, but I have no clue how to get her the sleep she needs. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for reading!