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This week we all had a stomach virus, DD practically slept all day on Monday and Tuesday and then Wednesday she didn't nap. Yesterday she threw a huge tantrum about napping and then finally napped for 45 mins. Today, you guessed it, no nap. I don't know what is going on with her, but I hope it ends soon. She is clearly tired, it makes her cranky not to nap and it makes me NUTS. Before this week she napped for 2 hours every single day like clockwork. Today we talked about it ahead of time, we went through the routine, I put her in her crib, but she just. won't. sleep. I NEED her to nap on a regular basis. It's the only time I can get some things done, phone calls, make a grocery list, time on the computer, etc, etc. I have a yard full of yardwork to do that can only be done during her naptime since we only have front yard that is not fenced. She is a super high needs kid and is not happy unless you are constantly interacting with her, she won't play by herself, etc. Naptime has been replaced by tv time the past few days so I can have a half hour to do stuff and I am not happy about that either.<br>
Gotta go here she is at my feet whining and begging for my attention......I can feel my blood pressure rising.....
 

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My 2.5 y/o DD did that last Fall: she suddenly stopped napping when she still needed it. After two wild nights I began to experiment. One thing that worked was driving around in the car. I'd wait until naptime, put her in her carseat, and drive around the backroads for awhile. She always fell aleep. Then I'd carry her up to her bed and she'd sleep. I did that for a week and somehow that got her back on track and now she naps regularly again.<br><br>
Give it a try. Good luck!
 

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My DS is a few days younger than your DD and I've been going through something similar. He is very high needs too and needs constant interaction. When he starts getting a tense and whiny, I strap him on my back and wrap him up tight and walk around the house and he dozes off. I usually just let him sleep there and get my things done, because taking him down asleep....well I haven't mastered that yet. If you wear her, you could try that. I do the watching cartoons for a half hour too if he's not in the mood to be worn, so I could get a break and not tear my hair out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Something I also do is get his favorite book, sit in my rocking chair with him on my lap and read it over and over until he falls asleep and then I lay him in bed. These are some tried and true methods of mine. Hope it's helped some <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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