After alot of thinking and a lot of stressing, I have come to realize (ok - come to admit to myself) that it is my fault that my dd doesn't nap but maybe once a month-- even though she depserately needs it.
To keep this somewhat short and to the point... I, whilst unknowingly suffering PPD/PMDD, tried to wean my dd. The only time she nursed was at sleep times, and it took FOREVER to get her to sleep. hours sometimes. Well, I started by giving her a little time to nurse, then tried to get her to settle to sleep... etc... like you are "supposed to"... cept she never went to sleep. I dont remember how it went in the evenings, I just remember naptime being a huge disaster- and I was so focused on "if we stop this nursing businees, things will be easier" that I just let that happen.
This was in the Spring.
Yea, I just admitted this to myself now.
She still doesnt nap.
I don't know what to do.
She needs it- she is wild, out of control, a different child without sleep in the afternoon. she is exhausted by dinnertime, with heavy eyelids and all. When she does nap (maybe once a month) she is alot more fun for the rest of the afternoon and still goes to bed at 8-8:30....
Can I turn this around somehow??