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Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered

Baby Nap Basics for All Ages: Your Daytime Sleep Questions Answered Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are some baby nap basics that work for most children six months and older. If you have a younger child, I would…

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disaster naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps

Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps A mom named Jenny wrote in about her baby, who is taking “disaster naps”—naps less than 45 minutes. She writes: “My daughter is 12 months old and I’m trying to teach her how to fall asleep and stay asleep on her own. She does pretty well at…

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won't nap at daycare

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do?

My Baby Won’t Nap at Daycare! What Should I Do? A mom named Amy is struggling with her daughter who won’t nap at daycare. She writes: Luckily my 8 month old daughter is sleeping through the night now. I am a working mom and not at home with my baby during the week to nap…

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naps are too short

Naps Are Too Short? It’s Time to Nap Coach My Baby!

Naps Are Too Short? It’s Time to Nap Coach My Baby! A mom named Terra wrote in and asked the following question about her baby whose naps are too short: “I have a baby sleep problem. My baby is almost 6 months old. I’m working on getting her 3 regular naps a day. What should…

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A Nap Schedule for Every Age: Help Your Child Nap Well

A Nap Schedule for Every Age: Help Your Child Nap Well Parents often wonder when their baby will settle into a “perfect” nap schedule. This can feel quite elusive when you have a newborn, but knowing what to expect based on your baby’s age and development can help. It’s important to set realistic expectations and…

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drop to one nap

One Nap Per Day: How to Transition Your Toddler with The Shuffle

One Nap Per Day: How to Transition Your Toddler with The Shuffle If you’re a parent who sticks to a schedule, your days probably revolve around your child’s nap schedule. When toddlers drop down to one nap it can really open up your mornings. However, the wrong amount of sleep during the daytime can lead…

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sleep schedules for your baby

Sleep Schedules for Your Baby – Video from Kids in the House

Sleep Schedules for Your Baby – Video from Kids in the House This week’s video blog is from Kids in the House, a wonderful parenting resource filled with expert advice on hundreds of topics, including sleep.  This video will give you some examples of ideal wake, nap and sleep schedules for your baby.  We’ll cover:…

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Quiet Time for Toddlers: Tips for Dropping the Afternoon Nap

Quiet Time for Toddlers: Tips for Dropping the Afternoon Nap As much as we parents would love for our babies to stay babies, they grow up so quickly. And part of this growth involves changes in their established sleep patterns, most notably, naps. Most children give up their nap by 4 years old, but that…

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early rising and naps

Early Rising and Naps: Wake Time is Ruining Our Nap Schedule

Early Rising and Naps: Wake Time is Ruining Our Nap Schedule A reader named Ann wrote in for help with her son’s early rising and naps. She wrote: “I’ve been trying to get my 5 month old on a good nap schedule, but it’s so hard as he wakes up at different times each day….

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