Does anyone else have problems with a non-napping child??
For the last few months I have dealt with this on my own and today decided - I am going to post this to the blog world for help!
Bjorn is 8 months old. Google tells me that the average nap time for an 8 month old is 1 hour, twice a day.
B naps 20-40 minutes twice a day. And has been doing that for the last three months. (Even though google also tells me that a 6 month old should be sleeping 3-4 hours a day!) He also sleeps about 11 hours through the night and since this teething thing has slowed down (yay!), he doesn't wake during that time.
What that means is that while the average mom probably only gets 2-3 hours to herself to clean, bathe, read blogs, eat bon-bons, etc during the day, I get about 45 minutes a day.
Yes, I am completely feeling sorry for myself here. Why? Because it sucks.
Because I sometimes feel guilty about it but I crave 7:30 pm to come around when he starts to sack out and I know I might have some time to do my things soon.
Because I feel that if I had just one hour more a day, I would be a happier and better person.
Because I am pulling my hair out.
I have tried feeding him before a nap to make his belly full. Or feeding him after a nap so he doesn't have any discomfort or gas while he's napping. To play a CD. To put on a humidifier. To turn off all the lights. Turn off all the lights. Have normal noise and activity. Have no noise and activity.
The only way I can get him to nap is to hold him. And although it's sweet and he is definitely at his cutest while sleeping, that still doesn't help me when I really need to shower.
How long does your kid sleep? And what in the hell can I do to get mine to do that?