dd is 2 yr 3 mo old and has been climbing out of her crib at naptime. she needs her nap or she is a cranky mess. but she is too distracted by being able to get out of bed to stay there and fall asleep. at night i read to her then sing songs and rock her in the dark the whole process takes about 45 minutes. for nap she used to just go to sleep within minutes of me putting her in her bed for nap.
ds does not nap. period.he needs it but if he does nap then it takes him till midnight to get to sleep, he is usually crabby but i can handle his crabby
i can not handle dd when she does not nap... she is a bear, melts down about everything and is constantly whining or crying. (and ear piercing screaming that makes it feel like my ears are bleeding.) i also need some time during the day that i can have me time... ds is old enough to watch a 30 minute show without bothering me and i can shower and get stuff cleaned during that time. with dd awake i can't get anything done.
suggestions? is there a way to help her settle for nap without taking 45 minutes? do i just need to suck it up and let go of my 'me time' and just accept the fact that naptime is a thing of the past?
i am frustrated. tired and going crazy, ds' b-day is quickly approaching and i need to deep clean the house for the party but with dd around there is no time to get anything done. (its already wednesday of this week and nothing for this weeks to do list is done... some of the stuff from last week is still needing to be done....)