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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm 19 I goto bed at like 1-2clck in the morning and wake up early and I get tired during the day, and take naps at around 5clck, why this happens?
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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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