Why do babies hate sleep?
Seriously? Why do they fight that crap so much-- who ever said sleep like a baby clearly never had one.
I take back every single time I fought sleep. Rocking, walking, nursing, singing.
Please note I am not a believer in cry it out- but damn if someone told me to go to sleep I'd be all over that. Instead- it is a hard won fight to bed with at least one child in bed at the start of the night and by the morning several more have joined which makes bed tetris with kids, pets, and parents. The kids of course wake up thrilled and excited and full of energy- where as my husband and I stagger out of bed looking at the sun wondering how Earth it could be morning already- yet my kids are charged and ready to go.
So why do babies (and kids) abhor sleep? And What in the heck can you do about it?
I end up just waiting them out- knowing at some point their little eyes will flutter shut after they become heavy.
Princess would go to sleep she just would go to sleep no questions know fuss. Stinky would sing to keep himself awake. Peas. What to say about Peas..... she thought (and thinks) that sleep is the end of the world. We tell her to listen to her body when it is tired (etc) and she says she 'can't hear her body' oh well. Pixie just needs to stop moving for 30 seconds to fall asleep. She moves and moves and moves.....but a few minutes of cuddles now she now goes to sleep. She used to need to nurse herself to sleep while sticking her her feet under my back. LittleDude snuggles and nurses to sleep while he places with his hair. Overnight he will scoot next too me to keep close.
But the question remains why the hatred of sleep?