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How can I get my child to take naps at 11 months?

How can I get my child to take naps at 11 months?

Set routine: Napping is still routine in > 75% of children at 11 months. Want to set up good patterns so children know when nap time will occur and always try to put the child to bed awake after the routine so they can begin to self-soothe and put themselves to sleep. ...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 can I get my baby to take naps in the morning?

How can I get my baby to take naps in the morning?

Patience: Babies can adapt just about any schedule but you have to be very mthodical and very persistant. If you want a baby to go to sleep at a certain time, keep them awake for as long as possible before that time. But more importantly put them down for that nap at the same time every day. By the clock. Eventually they will adapt and get the idea. It may take a while. Be persitent. ...Read more

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How can I get my baby to nap? He doesn't like to take naps.

Does he need them?: Maybe your baby does not need them. Figure out how many hours he sleeps and how old he is. As they grow babies need less sleep. To many thing to do, learn and explore! ...Read more

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When should my baby take naps?

When should my baby take naps?

When he's sleepy: Newborn: 2-4 hours at a stretch 24 hours a day. One to 2 months: longer stretches about 4 times a day. 3-6 months: 2-3 naps a day. 7-9 months: 2 naps a day, until about 18 months, when it'll be one nap a day. Using these ages and times as ballpark figures, you can schedule meals and activities so that you can plan baby naps and mommy free time. ...Read more

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How do I get my 5 month old to take naps?

How do I get my 5 month old to take naps?

Nap time: Babies have a way of keeping their parents up. It is their way of learning and manipulating their limited environment. Many techniques exist - a good one is to get a musical device which you turn on when the child is put to sleep - a signal that mom and dad will not return for a while. Other techniques can be discussed with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I get these headaches everyday it hurts my upper nose & lower forehead and I get dizzy I almost always get them when I take naps, what could this be?

I get these headaches everyday it hurts my upper nose & lower forehead and I get dizzy I almost always get them when I take naps, what could this be?

Daily headaches: There are a few causes of daily headaches, such as migraine, tension headache, hemicrania continua...For someone your age, a migraine is most likely. Does it feel like throbbing or pulsating? Do you have nausea or light sensitivity? These answers would help. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to take naps during the day?

Is it healthy to take naps during the day?

Not usually: We normally advise people not to as this can cause trouble sleeping at night. It likely won't cause a huge problem if you nap occasionally. Especially on the beach (wear sunscreen or be in the shade)! ...Read more

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Is it bad to take naps as an adult everyday?

Is it bad to take naps as an adult everyday?

Not necesarily: Napping at the wrong time of day or for too long may not be beneficial. Otherwise naps provide improved moods, alertness, performance, relaxation and reduced fatigue. Watch out for nighttime sleep problems and issues with grogginess after awakening from the nap (sleep inertia). ...Read more

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Going soon to a vacation in Canada (-6h). When I will return home (+6h), is it okay to take naps while jet-lagged? Are alarm clocks a good choice?

Yes: Travelling West to East is rough. I find the best way to readjust is to stay up until your usual bedtime locally, and then resume a regular schedule. On average, your internal clock will adjust by about 1-2 hours per day, until you have fully adapted to the local time. That being said, naps won't cause any harm. Hope this helps! ...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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Only when I take naps I feel nauseous when I wake up. Why could this be?

Only when I take naps I feel nauseous when I wake up. Why could this be?

See below: It could be reflux. Try sleeping on your left side, if it doesn't improve see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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After I take naps I always feel nauseous and overall feel terrible. This goes away the next day. What causes this?

After I take naps I always feel nauseous and overall feel terrible. This goes away the next day. What causes this?

Sleep inertia: When you go into deep sleep (about 30-60 minutes), sometimes it takes a lot to get your body out of the deep sleep cycle and you feel lethargic or "hung over." the same happens if your sleep cycle is disrupted at night, it is just that usually we return to sleep and all continues on. ...Read more

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I have a almost 2 year old who does not take naps and hardly sleeps at night, maybe 3-4 hours total, what could it be?

I have a almost 2 year old who does not take naps and hardly sleeps at night, maybe 3-4 hours total, what could it be?

Poor sleeper: It is ok if your baby doesn't sleep in the as long as he takes a rest period. At night he may be having nightmares that are waking him, so just try calming him down and reassure him eithout picking him up. Before bed don't over stimulate him. Play soft music or give him a warm bath. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take naps to reduce headaches. Sometimesit works but other times it just make the pain worse. What would be the cause of this?

I take naps to reduce headaches. Sometimesit works but other times it just make the pain worse. What would be the cause of this?

Head aches common: Headaches are part of so many disorders, it's hard to say what is causing it. High blood pressure, vision issues, sinus problems, allergies, ear issues, lack of sleep, stress and migraines are some of the issues that come to mind, a thorough evaluation by pcp would be a start. ...Read more

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Why can't I sleep? I can't take naps and sometimes I wake up all through the night. My naps aren't long and I can't seem to stop thinking about stuff

Why can't I sleep? I can't take naps and sometimes I wake up all through the night. My naps aren't long and I can't seem to stop thinking about stuff

Many possibilities: In addition to a full detailed medical evaluation for issues causing hypermetabolic conditions you might want to visit a sleep clinic and/or a psychiatrist or psychiatrist and have this looked into. Hope this improves soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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