My 10 month old hit a point a few weeks ago where he was having trouble napping. I knew he wasn't feeling well, and had a lot of developmental changes occurring. I started helping him out by walking with him, bouncing and humming. Now even that isn't helping much. I pace with him for a good 30 or 40 minutes and sometimes even then he isn't asleep. I've never been on board with letting him
cry it out. He has reflux and when he gets really upset he throws up. That aside - it seems mean. We cosleep at night but he has always napped in his crib in his own room.
I'm EXHAUSTED because now I'm not even getting the little breaks his naps used to bring. He has never been a good napper - 45 minutes is the norm. Now he is exhausted too. I tried to let him cry it out some but then he ends up screaming bloody murder and not napping and falls asleep when he nurses - and that's bound to introduce a sleep crutch. Currently he sleeps about 9 hours at night. I think we do get him to bed later than we should and am attempting to make the bed time earlier. It's so difficult with the husband getting home so late, and then our dinner is late, and I have to fit a shower in there in the evenings as well.
I know shifting the whole schedule earlier will help some of things - baby wants to eat with us, but we eat so late that I can't let him (reflux and then nursing schedule issues too).
Is there anything I can try?