My 5 month old daughter has been fighting taking naps during the day. She might take a few 5 to 10 minute naps during the day but within an hour or so she is completely exhausted but she will not take a nap no matter what we do. I have tried rocking her, giving her a small bottle, her pacifier laying her in her crib or even trying to lay down with her in our bed to see if she would fall asleep if she was next to my husband or me and nothing helps. By the time it is to go to bed at night, she is still fighting it even though she is exhausted. Is this normal for her age, a phase or what?? This is my first and I will take any advice or suggestions!!!
Your baby could be teething. My baby is almost the same age and we have been through our issues with nap and bedtime. Night time bath helps, hyland's teething tablets have helped too. Good luck!!
I got one of those big exercise balls when I was pregnant to help me get ready for labor. Well it turns out I use it a whole lot more now than I did when I was pregnant. I hold my son in my arms and slowly bounce him to sleep while he is sucking on his pacifier and within 5 minutes he is out! I think the soft bouncing soothes them.
She has been teething off and on for the past few months. And we only do night time baths otherwise her day is completely messed up - learned that one the hard way. My husband was home with her yesterday and she was tired but refused to go to sleep so he went and laid down with her in our room and she took almost a 2 hour nap. I'm not too happy with that, I'm afraid of co-sleeping. So today I went and laid her down and i laid next to her and she fell asleep within 20 mins, and after she fell asleep I took that time to clean our room and clean the closet lol. So maybe since it's not "bedtime" she doesnt want to go in her crib??
We have tried giving her 6 ounces and all she does is spit up the last 2 ounces. She has had spitting up issues since birth. We are actually taking her to a ped gastroenterologist this coming Thursday. her ped has us giving her some rice cereal in her bottles to help her keep down as much of her bottle as possible, we have down the swallow test and have tried antacids with no luck. she is still thriving and gaining weight normally which is a great. I'm beginning to think is that she doesn't want to miss anything so that is why she is fighting sleep so much