Hello! I haven't posted here forever but could use some advice or words of encouragement. DD is 25 months. 3 weeks ago, we transitioned to a toddler bed because she kept climbing out of the crib and I was afraid she was going to hurt herself. For the first couple nights, naps and bedtime were fine and I was shocked! Then the trouble started. Now for bedtime she actually does pretty well as long as I lay her down very sleepy. She occasionally will get up once but then go back to bed and stay in bed.
Naps are another story. She is refusing her nap every other day, and its with different people. She is watched by MIL 2 days a week, my mom 1 day a week, I have 1 day off a week, and so does my husband. Me and hubby tag team on the weekends.
We have good luck if we can rock her to sleep and then lay her down, but some days she just fights it so hard!! Then shes up and down and it takes us sometimes an hour and a half of back and forth and rocking to get her to nap.
If she doesn't nap then she falls asleep eating dinner and bedtime is a nightmare.
We start bedtime routine at a little after 8pm (we work later) and she is usually asleep by 9. She gets up between 7:30 and 8. Before we switched her she was napping 1.5-2 hours between 1 and 3.
I am pregnant with #2 and very exhausted and emotional, and I am getting so frustrated with her that I end up yelling, and then I feel shitty afterwards. I am at my witt's end. Is this the end of naps now? Everything I read says she still needs a nap! any advice?