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How can I encourage my baby to take longer naps?

How can I encourage my baby to take longer naps?

Be patient: Many infants will begin to have more regular and longer naps once they are able to crawl or walk. As your baby gets older and more active i suspect that you will find this to be true. I would also add that you should plan on scheduled naps. Most infants are ready for the morning nap 2-3 hours after awakenings. The pm nap usually is after lunch. Note that "sneaky sleep" in the car can ruin a nap. ...Read more

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Naps (Definition)

Napping is a normal part of a baby's sleep routine. They typically sleep more than 12 hours out of 24 throughout the first year, but not all of ...Read more


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How long should babies nap for?

How long should babies nap for?

Depends: Babies sleep about 18 hours per day. 6 month olds can sleep about 14- 16 hours per day. and 1-2 year olds sleep about 12-14 hours per day. ...Read more

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Till what age should babies take 1-2 hours nap during the day?

Till what age should babies take 1-2 hours nap during the day?

It varies.: Your baby will let you know when naps are no longer needed, simply by not falling asleep then anymore. Some kids go down to 1 nap daily by 1 year old, others not until 2. Some kids stop needing naps at all by 2 years, others still need it when they're school-age. Even some adults benefit from naps! whatever time your baby wakes up on his/her own from the nap is the right # of hours. ...Read more

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13 months baby sleeps only 30 min during the day and 12 hours at night, she wont take longer naps and if she did she'll stay up longer. Normal?

13 months baby sleeps only 30 min during the day and 12 hours at night, she wont take longer naps and if she did she'll stay up longer. Normal?

Naps: Napping patterns can vary from baby to baby, and even in the same baby as he/she gets older. The most important part of your question is that the baby is sleeping comfortably through the night. Since that is the case, there is no need to be concerned about the naps. ...Read more

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When do babies usually take naps?

When do babies usually take naps?

Several times a day: One-year old babies nap about 3 times a day, usually after a feeding and some play-time. As long as a baby is happy and thriving, it is not that important whether the baby naps two, three, or four times a day. ...Read more

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At what point should I no longer let my baby nap in the swing. He is 2 months old and takes all of his naps in the swing.?

At what point should I no longer let my baby nap in the swing.  He is 2 months old and takes all of his naps in the swing.?

Consolidation of : Sleep occurs between 1-4 mos. If you put him in his own crib, on his back, drowsy but awake & allow him to self-calm to fall asleep. Avoid sleep problems from swinging's being his "sleep association" by doing this before 5 mos. When "procedural memory" develops. Have a consistent bedtime: read, rock in low light & wipe out his mouth after his last feed. ...Read more

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Is it bad for babies to nap in swings?

Is it bad for babies to nap in swings?

Sleep in swings: I would not recommend any baby to sleep anywhere but the crib. Sleeping on baby's back will guarantee that the airway is kept open. Sleeping in swings can cause suffocation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?

Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?

Yes: It is safe as long as it is used properly and their airway is free and clear. In other countries, babies are "worn" by a mother 24/7! ...Read more

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Is it safe for babies to sleep overnight or nap in Baby Swings or Rock n' Plays?

Is it safe for babies to sleep overnight or nap in Baby Swings or Rock n' Plays?

No, it is not safe!: Infants should not sleep in "Baby Swings", or "Rock n' Play" by Fisher Price. The best way to prevent "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" is to place infants on their back, which also encourages normal physical and motor development. They should sleep on a firm, flat surface. ...Read more

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