Ok, so my toddler *needs* a nap every day or she is a complete terror from, say, midday until bed time around 6pm. I know it's lack of sleep because when she has a nap she's just a joy, and so much happier in herself.
But she fights sleep? Like no tomorrow. It's intense. If I lay down with her, she'll much about playing and wake up her baby sister in the process. If hubby tries to lay down with her - no dice, up and screaming for mummy. (Background: we've co slept since birth and still do of a night. Yeah, yeah rod for my own back and all that).
She sleeps really well in the car but I can't go out driving every day just to put her to sleep! I'm considering today just leaving her with DP and going for a walk so I can't hear her crying for me... goes against my instinct but the non sleeping is starting to impact negatively on the rest of us though so something has got to give.
Anyone have experience/advice/thoughts? (Gentle parenting ideas, please!)