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so my 3 month old sleeps awesome at night. we cuddle up, and he wakes up maybe 2 times in the night...then wakes up at 5, 6 and 7 am for a nursing, wakes up for the day at 7:30ish...however, his napping sucks! he acts like i am trying to kill him when i put him down for a nap. i see him yawning, rubbing his eyes, getting cranky, so i walk him around the house, bounce him, rock him, wear him in a slingl...and he gets soooooo mad at me. why do you think babies sometimes fight sleep so much when they are obviously tired? i try to make sure i don't try to put him to sleep to soon, and not to wait till he is overtired. it is so upsetting trying to get him to nap. plus he only sleeps for 30 minutes tops!
 

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nak<br><br>
no advice, but <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s<br><br>
my 10 week old doesnt nap well either. She'll fall asleep, but doesn't stay asleep for more than 30-45 min. It's tough trying to entertain her all day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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wow, i could have written your post (except my DD wakes every90 minutes to two hours at night). she hates naps. right now DH is walking her in a mai tei to get her to take one. this is happening after i spent 40 minutes trying to get her to lie down and take one (because mama wanted one too!). and she will only sleep for 30 minutes. i asked my LC about it and she said that DD is jsut anxious to see the world and when she can finally move on her own, she will be much happier. until then...
 

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My DD used to be a great night sleeper like your DC when she was that age. And a horrible napper. Once she hit about 4 months she got really good about taking naps, but became a super frequent night waker. I've heard the same from other parents as well. Enjoy the night sleep while you can! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Mine was SO like this at that age. She would get so crabby and claw at her eyeballs. But at night she fall asleep while I would hold her swaddled and do other things AND she would sleep for 10-11 hours at a time. Those were the days...now she wakes a bunch of times to nurse. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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Sling, sling, sling!<br><br>
All of my children have had an aversion to lying down somewhere to nap - even after feeding but all have succumbed to feed+pouch+rhythmic movement.<br><br>
Once they are snoozing you can either ease the sling off and lie your babe down or scooch the sling round so that they are lying across your lower back and get on with what you need to do.<br><br>
Or plan your walk to the shops or daily stroll with their cranky time and just go walking with them in the sling.
 

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good advice, you guys are describing my baby! She is an excellent sleeper at night, but during the day, will occasionally fall asleep after nursing, but if I lay her down, she's UP! with the exception of a FEW times I laid her in the pack in play bassinet and she slept 20-30 min.<br><br>
I am thinking of getting a sling, like a Hotsling, but is my 11 wk old too old for a sling now??
 

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11 weeks is not too old for a pouch sling! Try one and see. Do go for a walk the first time you use it though as some babies think being in a sling and being still is a bit odd.<br><br>
You can carry your babe for years as long as you feel comfortable, and the trick to being comfortable is having the right baby carrier for you. Have you looked at the baby wearing forum here yet?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sling, sling, sling!<br><br>
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And you'll see a reaction if you try laying them out on their back - how horribly uncomfortable, makes any gas/reflux pains worse... ick!! Try the tummy, they feel secure and warm there... if the sling doesn't work, of course!
 

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My daughter goes down at night like a charm, sleeps 9-10+ hours straight, wakes for a feed, goes back down for an hour or so.<br><br>
Only way she'll nap during the day is in her car seat or her sling. She will fight to the death, as well. She's passed out in the sling midway through a very indignant screech more than once.
 

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My girl is much like yours. She still fights sleep at almost a year old.<br>
This is what worked for us as far as getting her to nap during the day. If she woke up at 7:30AM, I would lay down in bed and nurse her to sleep at 9:15am, and she would fall alseep at 9:30am, excatly, to the minute two hours from her last wake up. Since she's a sleep fighter, she'd usually only nap for 30 minutes so she'd be up again at 10am. Continue the same throughout the day. It may sound like a rigid schedule, but it was what worked for her, and I've heard from other moms of sleep fighters that there babies would also fall asleep two hours from their last wake-up (excatly, to the minute). Good luck, I hope you find something that works for you.
 
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