'Cause nothing's working for me. Geez, all I do on MDC is start threads about my baby's sleep. :(
Anyhow, my 9-month-old co-sleeping, always-parented-down DD is fighting sleep SO much that the parenting down isn't super effective anymore...so she's often not succumbing to sleep 'til she's overtired. Her own preferred schedule at the moment seems to be to take two naps (sometimes really long, sometimes really short) and then a third nap that's really part of her sleep 'for the night' (currently starting after sunrise)--and that 'night' sleep has thus been getting cut short to a max of nine hours. Whenever we do seem to get her on a sort of good, non-nocturnal routine, we see it precariously, sort of start to slip over a few days until...some huge developmental change happens, or we have to go see family for a few days, and everything falls apart again. She always seems to revert to a 28-hour schedule.
Now that she's fighting sleep so much, I really haven't a CLUE how to help her get on a reasonable routine without teaching her to self-settle...and since she's fighting us so much, that would definitely involve a lot of crying. I'm sure others of you have dealt with this and didn't want to use any sort of CIO techniques, so I'd appreciate any advice! TIA! :)