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I just can't do it.
I cannot get my 10 mos. old down for 2 naps/day. Esp. w/a toddler around to play. So, he often has 2 15 min. naps/day and then sleeps 11 hours at night.

I feel so bad for him!!! He seems fine, but I feel like I'm depriving him of rest time for his brain, etc.

Anyone have thoughts on kids/babies who simply won't nap?

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I totally understand! My little one does not take naps....unless I nap with him in a dark sound free room. Which is also the only way that I can get him to sleep at night as well. Maybe try using your bedtime routine for naptime.
 

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Our 7 mo. dd almost never naps lying down by herself. She naps while nursing several times a day for short periods, and when I am able to put her down, she'll sleep for about 20 minutes tops. She sleeps in the car too. DD has been like this from birth, always a light sleeper. I have a 3.5 yr old who almost never naps anymore, so naps are out for me too. As a baby he was very different from his sister, napping for 2 hrs. or more sometimes on his own, and a very heavy sleeper.
 

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Maggie usually takes two naps a day, no more than 30 minutes at the absolute most. But if I play a white noise tape I made (either our vacuum or our trip to the beach) she will sleep for 1 1/2 hours+. I am holding her, but I also hold her for the short naps too, so that doesn't seem to be the key.

She slept for 2 hours today, with me playing the tape (on her little kid tape player) for a few minutes each time she stirred. She would have slept longer, but I had to...umm...relieve myself.
When the tape doesn't work anymore, then I am sure she is done.
 

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My ds (10 months) is down to one nap a day and 8-12 hours at night. He sleeps more than I do at night, but it's frustrating when he won't sleep during the day because I can't get anything done.
. I chalk it all up to boosting his brain development; he's just too interested in the world around him to waste time sleeping. It's very easy for me to say this, especially when I look at his patterns; he always sleeps less right before gaining a new skill. This way I can look at it and see something positive instead of just negatives.
Good luck!
 
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