Of course Jordan has never been an award winning sleeper. I will say that we are doing awesome at night now. It took a long time to say that! However, nap time is such a crap shoot. We may have a stretch of days where she does okay but then things just sort of fall apart. The last couple of weeks have looked like this...
I rock her for about 10 to 15 minutes at most. Some days she gets very sleepy and other days she fidgets more and doesn't seem as tired. I don't read books b/c she tends to want to make it a game and run around her room so sometimes I tell her a short story when we first start rocking. That seems to help get her attention and keeps her from wanting to play. I lay her down with her lovies and walk out of the room. Some days she fusses/whines for anywhere from a few seconds to five minutes. After that she starts babbling. One day this week she talked for an hour and ten minutes before falling asleep. Today? She has been in there babbling off and on for an hour and a half. She was quite for about ten minutes and I really thought she was asleep. I guess not.
I do my best to put her down at the right time. Not too early, not too late. You can tell when she is overtired and that can backfire.
I really don't think she is done with naps. She is not even two! The days we have skipped naps she has done pretty well until bed time but those days we are usually around a bunch of people so she is distracted. I think if it were just her and I at home then she would be a mess.
But to have her awake in her room for an hour and a half is just strange. I'm glad she isn't crying and I don't want to run back in there after too short of a time because I don't want her to think this is just time to play in her crib. I want her to know it's time to sleep. But there have been days that I've finally just gone back in a gotten her because she just wouldn't fall asleep. My limit is usually an hour and a half.
What do you all think?