It is only within the past week that I realized that babies need help taking naps.
Yes, I am completely serious.
I did know that babies needed lots of sleep. I even knew that sometimes babies needed a little help with going to sleep at night.
But naps! I just didn't get it. I thought that Gemma was just an alert (and very fussy) baby.
Then with a combination of stuff I had observed watching Gemma (like the fact she always passed out when my Great Grandmother rocked her) and stuff I had read, something finally clicked and I thought I would give rocking her to sleep when she got super fussy during the day a shot.
And wouldn't ya know...it worked! Within a week I am able to get her to take at least 2 or 3 good naps each day. I have even developed (a very scientific) technique of rock, tap, swaddle, squish, and hold the binky in place.
Now she is MUCH less fussy and I am able to get a little more done during the day.
I would say someone should have told me, but deep down I am pretty sure I should have known.