Hopefully 3 years old is not too old for this forum, but I really didnt know where else to go before I get professional help. Ive practically dug myself into a whole with my daughters sleeping routines. Night sleeps are fine, day sleeps are a huge problem. She will sleep during the day at day care within 5 minutes no problem. At home it is a totally different story. I breastfed until 20months and she would sleep after that. My next stage was to try sleeping her but 2-3 hours of trying is definately way too much, and doesnt seem worth it. As that plan and my technique which works at nights wonderfully failed. I discovered that she would easily fall asleep in the car while driving, then I would carry her into her bed at home. This we did for over a year. Yes I know shock horror, but its what worked and kept us both sane and happy. Now the problem is I am pregnant again and cant lift a 16kg child everyday to her bed. I stopped doing this 2 months ago. I have stopped trying to sleep her so she is up all day. But it seems this isnt the solution, she definately needs a sleep, usually 2 hours, and is difficult to feed, bath, and everything else. Help, I really dont know how to get my daughter to sleep during the day, she drives me nuts, and Im the one who needs a good sleep after hours of trying. If you guys dont have any suggestions even a suggestion of a professional would be great. I am in Melbourne Eastern Suburbs. Thanks so much.
Catrinna, VIC, 17mth baby