Our beautiful little girl is 9 weeks old, and naps are only a theoretical. I spend anywhere from 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours trying to get her to go to sleep, and she'll stay asleep at most for 20 minutes. She's most certainly tired, all the cues and droopy eyes the whole time. If I try to wait until she's more tired to cut down on putting down time, we encounter a meltdown. I've got the room blacked out for darkness, white noise going, and I'll even try staying with her. We've tried a swing, nursing to sleep, still no real nap. I know she's tired, and it seems like we spend the entire day trying to go to sleep. I haven't been able to do anything, and I have to go back to work next week. Any ideas to try out?
We spent the afternoon at a park yesterday, to avoid going stir crazy, and I saw twins about her age. And they were peacefully sleeping, or quietly alert and content, for the whole afternoon, as I bounced, nursed on went swing with her every 20 or so minutes. I never thought I'd be envious of twins.