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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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nap schedule

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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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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Bedtime Routine for Toddlers

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable

Bedtime Routine for Toddlers — Soothing and Predictable For toddlers and preschoolers, the bedtime routine can often be the most challenging part of the day. It means another transition and separation from you, at the same time that everyone in the household is a bit tired and sometimes frazzled from a long day, especially when…

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sleep training toddler

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long

Getting Your Toddler to Stay in Bed at Bedtime and All Night Long As toddlers grow, their bodies and minds need to adjust to the shift of weaning themselves off of naps and appreciating the benefits of a longer night’s sleep. Between the ages of two and three, average toddler sleep needs drop to about…

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4 month sleep regression

4 Month Sleep Regression: How to Get Back to Sleep

4 Month Sleep Regression: How to Get Back to Sleep If you’re here, chances are you are right in the middle of the 4 month sleep regression. You probably noticed this fussy period lasted longer than other developmental phases — at least so far. You’ll want to know: How long is the 4 month sleep…

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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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naps for preschool

Naps for Preschoolers: Your 3 and 4-Year-Old Nap Questions, Answered

Naps for Preschoolers: Your 3 and 4-Year-Old Nap Questions, Answered I have received LOTS of questions about naps for preschoolers and late bedtimes for 3 and 4 year-olds. I chose the most wide-reaching to answer here! Late Night Bedtime Cycle Parent Question: My son will be 4 in September and has generally been a great…

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