Naps

My Baby Will Not Nap for Anyone But Grandma!

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  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, I’m Kim West, the Sleep Lady. In today’s video blog, I am going to answer Nicholas’s question: “We have a 9 1/2 month old…

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I Take Naps With My Toddler: Will It Affect Her Sleep?

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Would you like to have me answer your toddler nap question in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s toddler nap video: Hi, I’m Kim West, the…

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My Toddler Refuses His Nap — What Can I Do?

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Emily’s toddler refuses to nap. Here’s the advice I gave her to get her little one the sleep he needs: “I have a 25-month-old who refuses to nap. He is in month 6 of nap refusal. He was napping 2-3 hours per day until my daughter was born. Since then, it is a mess. He still needs to sleep because he’s so tired. The only way he will nap is if…

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Tips for Transitioning From the Afternoon Nap to Quiet Time

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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 doesn’t mean that your child doesn’t need naps if they’re displaying tiredness. In fact, many children transition to something that is commonly referred to as…

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The Sleep Lady’s Nap Coaching Tips

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I often get asked about nap training, mostly parents want to know if it’s possible, and if it is, how to make sure that their baby naps at the correct time and for the proper length of time. Naps are an essential part of both the baby and toddler sleep requirements. Naps allow little bodies to recharge and process the activities that have happened so far in their day. For…

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Baby Sleep: Nap Basics

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Many parents wonder what a ‘typical’ schedule looks like for their child. The truth is that every baby is different, but there are guidelines that most babies (those six months and older) follow. If you have a smaller child, I would encourage you to follow their natural sleepy-time cues for naps and nighttime sleep, and I will write about newborn sleep in a different article. I’ve already written about the…

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Baby Sleep Problems: Napping Difficulties

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Would you like to have me answer your sleep question in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! If you would rather read than watch my above video then here is the transcript of this week’s video: Hi. Kim West, the Sleep Lady. And today,…

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Help! My Baby is Taking 30-Minute Disaster Naps

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Napping is one of the hardest challenges in sleep coaching. Today ,I am answering a question from follower Jenny about “disaster naps”. 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 night. She goes to sleep easily and can sleep through the night for 11-1/2 hours.” Wow! Good job Jenny…

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Baby Sleep Solutions: Nap Time Tips!

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Nap Time Tips and Baby Sleep Solutions from The Sleep Lady:   • Remember that skipping naps will not help your child sleep better at night…..it’s the exact opposite! • Watch for your child’s sleep cues and get them in to bed for their nap. Some common cues are: quieting, fussing and whining, staring off, rubbing ears and eyes, losing interest in toys or playing, sucking thumb and, of course,…

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Naps, Naps, and Naps! When, Why, and How to Get Your Baby to Nap

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Getting your child to sleep at night is a major milestone and goal for parents everywhere. But did you know that daytime sleep plays a huge role in that quality nighttime slumber? Learn why they’re important and how to get solid naps for your child. When do Regular Naps Start? The first morning nap doesn’t start to develop its consistency in time and length until around 12 weeks. The afternoon…

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