I feel like all I think about is baby sleep! I seek suggestions regarding baby's Dad having trouble getting him to nap:
My husband is a stay-at-home Dad and so far I've been lucky enough to mostly work from home. But, I now need to go into the office from time to time (a couple times a week for 1/2 days) and before long will need to be in the office more regularly. The trouble is, our 5 month old gets hysterical most times Dad tries to put him down for a nap. Jack is held/danced/sung to until he falls asleep (by me) for every nap (3/day) and sometimes fusses a bit (he fought every nap like he was being tortured a few weeks ago, but no longer does). However, when Dad has nap duty, the majority of the time Jack gets hysterical and inconsolable (even if Dad comes out of nap mode into play mode). On more than 1 occasion I've rushed home from work because this went on for an hour or so. Dad and baby are great playmates - the only problem is nap time. And, I can usually work it to where they only need to manage 1 nap while I'm gone. Skipping the nap isn't an option, because my kiddo needs his sleep!
I don't want to have to sleep train and refuse to do CIO, but I'm at my wit's end for how to manage this logistically and psychologically.
P.S. Kiddo no longer likes to nap in carrier's much, so that which was our previous go-to for Dad naps is not a good option anymore. Dad can get him to take at least a short nap by taking him for a walk, but weather doesn't always permit, and this isn't much of a sustainable option when I've got to be in the office more.