Quoting Mama VC:" My 8 month daughter is having sleep issues as well, but mostly just at nap time. No matter what I try ... [snip!] ... to a lot of factors: her 4th tooth just came in, she is standing and cruising everywhere, and she is still growing like a weed!"
yep i think the whole teething thing is probably a factor, plus growing and developing and stuff. I guess I compared her to my son too much! But the past few days she seems to have let me sleep a little more. hopefully just a phase for us. When CIO doesnt work there's really not much else you can do! what i do is just keep trying to keep a regular schedule. Also I took one of the people who replied to me at first's suggestion and I have been feeding her more. Also I was trying to get her down to one nap a day so she and my son will sleep at the same time and I think she just wasnt old enough. She still needs two naps in the first part of the day! So she may have been just overtired.
As far as the napping part goes my son was the same as you daughter....with him it was super hard to make him nap. The thing I found is that I was trying to put him down too early. So I started to rock him to sleep and wait like 15, 20 minutes after he fell asleep to put him down and as long as I waited long enough he would stay asleep. But if I put him down as soon as he kept his eyes closed for a few minutes he would wake up and cry. CIO worked for him at night but not during the day during nap time. I always found that strange.... But its still like that to this day, and he is 19 months old! So, I dont know if you have already tried it but if you havent, rock her to sleep and just keep rocking her, watch tv (a boring adult show like the food network, not something that she lkes) and watch tv for a while, then try to put her down, and see if she stays. Hopefully that helps!