DH is home w/ DS (just the two of them) at naptime 2 days a week, and cannot get him to nap lately. Of course, my best "trick" (nursing) doesn't work for him. No problems with sitter or grandma getting him to nap.
As an infant Dh could put him to sleep fine rocking or just holding him but he (DS) really fights rocking anymore. So it became more and more going for car rides....but lately he wakes up getting out of the car so that doesn't work either unless they drive around for two hours.
I've heard of a few kids dropping naps at 2; but DS NEEDS a nap, he's a crying, tantruming, grouchy mess by 5 or so if he doesn't nap.
If I were to nurse him when I get home from work he'd fall right asleep, and sleep for at least 3 hrs probably then be up ALL night long.
He's been not napping at all on Thur/Friday (the days with DH), and grumpy at night those days, for the past couple weeks; and then he naps for 3-4 hrs on Sat & Sun (and seems sleepy most of the day when he's awake).
Any suggestions for helping DH out? I don't know why DS will only not nap for Dad, but does for Grandma and the sitter. Tried sippies of almond/hemp milk, sometimes he'll drink 'em and sometimes he just throws them. Doesn't sleep.
TIA for any advice
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