It’s 3:10pm, and I have been listening (mercifully, through the baby monitor) to my daughter scream for the last forty minutes. She refuses to go to sleep; she screamed until she threw up. She won’t nap unless she’s at day care. When she’s there, they change her diaper, give her a bottle, and rock her to sleep. She goes right down and sleeps for an hour or two at a time. When she’s at home, there are no naps. It doesn’t matter what we try, she cries and cries and won’t sleep. It’s probably my fault since I held her when she napped until she was about 10 weeks old. Even now, I would hold her if she’d sleep, but she won’t.
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