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Why won't he nap???
Sep 14, 2009
Hi all,

My almost 4 month old is an awesome sleeper.... at night. He generally sleeps for nearly a 10 hour stretch before needed to nurse again. However, he is a TERRIBLE napper. Most days, he doesn't nap more than 1/2 hour in one stretch. And that's after I've spent almost 3 hours just trying to get him down.

I try to pay close attention to his cues when he's tired - yawning, eye rubbing, fussiness, calmness, etc. As soon as I think he's sleepy, I swaddle him, rock him, and nurse him. He will sleep for only 20 minutes or so and then he's up again. It wouldn't be a problem, except that he is absolutely miserable in the evenings. He just SCREAMS until I can get him down for the night. You can tell he is so overtired, but he refuses to just let himself go and drift off for a nice nap.

Anyways, has anyone had a bad napper? Is there anything I can do to help him sleep longer so that he is actually rested? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

All the best,

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