He won't freakin' nap.
I look for him to get tired, I nurse him, put him in the co-sleeper, and he's awake within 15 min. We do this ALL DAY LONG.
He sleeps ok at night, goes down about 8:15pm and is up 1-3 times until 6:30am, and then the above cycle happens 2-3 times per day.
I have a 3.5 year old that WON'T LEAVE ME ALONE unless I park her in front of the TV. She has never been, and is not, the kind of kid that can "quietly read in her room", or "quietly draw a picture". She is loud and she wants attention all the time. Unless there is a TV, and I hate that I do that.
I don't know many AP parents in person, but was talking to my sister-in-law who just "turned a page" with her 1 month old son. She said what she did is she rocked her baby until he's almost asleep, put him in his crib and let him fuss. When he starts to cry, that's when she'd pick him up and rock him until he was sleepy again--then she repeated that cycle. After 1 day, she said he is "self-soothing himself back to sleep". This all sounds great, but how do you do that all day when you have an incredibly loud 3-year-old in a tiny house???? Also, my son will basically go from being asleep, to laying in his room quietly, to crying. He doesn't really "fuss", it's point A to point B like now.
I am totally anti-CIO but GOD, this lack of sleep can't be any better for a baby than having to fuss for a while...???? I don't know what to do, I feel terrible for him, terrible for being a bad mom, and terrible for my 3-year-old who gets none of my attention and is parked in front of the TV.
I have "Health Sleep Habits, Healthy Baby" but between work and FT parenting I have NO time to read. Maybe 5 min per day.