Our son is 7.5 months old. We co-sleep. He sleeps 10-11 hours at night, and he wakes fairly frequently to nurse or to be comforted. Also, when I put him down at night, it takes two or three 30 minute "trials" before he really begins to sleep (he goes down, then gets up a few times, as if testing the waters). Some nights, he sleeps in 3 hour stretches, and some nights, he's up every 90 minutes (or more often, on occasion). This is fine - I've learned, recently, to comfort him without nursing every time, so I have hope that he'll start to sleep more soundly at night. And I really don't mind getting up a couple of times at night with him. However, during the day he really resists naps even when he is really tired and cranky. And when he does take a nap, it's only for 20-30 minutes. We've tried so many things - nursing, holding, walking (even though he's 21 lbs. and I'm 113, so it's a bit of a strain), rocking, singing, white noise, lying down with him. Often, nothing works (except when we have a long drive, at which point he'll sleep for an hour; and he also loves the din of a restaurant (recordings do not work)). We tried Ferberizing for his nap this afternoon, and it was just awful - I hated it, and our son cried for an *hour* and then slept for 30 minutes. He woke up with swollen eyes and scratches on his head (he scratches his head when he's tired). What can we do to help him take longer naps? If he seemed well-rested, I wouldn't worry about these catnaps - but it's clear that he tires and he needs longer naps - and I've heard that anything under an hour doesn't count and that babies who don't get enough sleep become depressed, obese adults. And I don't want to betray his trust. My husband is inclined to let him cry, but I don't feel good about that idea. Can you offer any advice? Thank you!