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  1. Alicia R Fellure says

    What’s considered a Catnap? 15-20 min? 30-40?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi Alicia – Thanks for writing! a 15 minute naps is definitely a catnap, and so is a 30-40 minute nap! Anything less than 45 minutes or so would be a catnap in most scenarios! : )

  2. Melissa says

    My little man is 8 weeks old and sleeps through the night already most nights(9/10pm-7/8/9am). He is mixed fed but exclusively breast fed in the night, we Co sleep so it’s pretty much dream feeding. However he will only sleep maybe 2-3 hours a day. Does he just not need the sleep during day because he us getting so much at night or do I just need to find what dies get him to sleep. He will just lay contently in his bassinet during sleep time

    • Danielle says

      Hi Melissa,
      Thank you for visiting The Baby Sleep Site! I’m sorry to hear you’re having some trouble with naps. Although there are some babies who can get by with that little daytime sleep, I’m sorry to say, it’s relatively rare. Most 2 month-olds are sleeping something like 4 hours a day, with 10-11 hours at night. You might like to see our chart on sleep needs by age here:
      If you’re having a lot of trouble getting day sleep, we’d recommend checking in with your pediatrician just to make sure growth is good and your son doesn’t have any health issues that could be affecting sleep. It is also normal for your son to need your help to fall asleep at this age – he may not be able to fall asleep on his own when tired.
      I hope this helps, and good luck!

  3. Julie Smith says

    Hello, I have a 2 month old that we are trying to get on some sort of a sleep schedule. He naps a few times a day, with a range from 1 – 2.5 hours.

    Couple questions: Sometime he naps in stroller/car seat when we are on the go picking up my toddlers. Is that a bad habit?

    Should we have fixed points during the night where we wake him for feedings or just see how long he sleeps? We usually feed him (because he wakes up) at 9:30pm, 12pm, 3:30pm and then he starts fussing around 4:45am/5am and it is difficult to get him back down to sleep so I usually have him sleep on me and then I feed him around 6ish. Sometimes he goes longer/earlier than the above times. But wondering if we should start waking him instead of him waking up crying and then us feeding him.


    • Neosha says

      @Julie – Thank you for stopping by our sleepy little village and for sharing with us. We find that some babies nap on the go and some just won’t! We generally tell our parents that nothing is a problem until it’s a problem! 🙂 These are great questions about waking and feeding but likely just a bit more detailed than I can help you with on the blog. Please consider connecting with one of our sleep consultants for more support and a plan of action there. You can read more about our lovely ladies here: and our services here:

  4. Melissa Merrill says

    My baby boy is 2 months old. Lately it has been hard to get him asleep at night, to stay asleep, and to get him back to sleep. He naps in his rock n play and sleeps in his crib. I have a bedtime routine and night waking routine. He was doing really well with it and he would sleep for 6 hours straight, wake up to eat, and then go right back to sleep. Now it’s hard to get him to sleep at night and he tries to stay awake after his night time feeding. He went from waking up 6 hours after bedtime to now waking every 3 hours again

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @ Melissa,
      Thank you for writing to us! I’m sorry to hear you’re having trouble with your baby sleeping as well as he was! You are certainly not alone! If you haven’t yet, you can sign up to receive our free guide written just for families with young babies, “15 Baby Sleep Facts New Parents Need to Know.” Here is the link:
      We do offer a few more in-depth solutions for parents who need more help. Our e-book, Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep, may be a good option for you. In it, we give you a complete toolkit to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits today and throughout the first year.
      In addition, our highly trained sleep consultants can help families of newborns manage soothing issues, crying, schedules, sleep associations, and coordinating sleep and feeding times. Our sleep consultation packages are perfect for those that want to skip the DIY options.
      You can read more about our wonderful newborn options here:
      I hope this helps!

  5. Sapna shah says

    i have a two month old son
    I want to know how.many times a day should i breastfeed him.
    His feeds are very short say not more than 5 min.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Sapna – Thanks for writing to us, and congratulations on the birth of your baby two months ago! You may want to ask your baby’s doctor if you are concerned about the amount of breastmilk he is getting/how many feeds he may need, and to make sure he is feeding enough. Our newborn same schedule may help too, but your doctor/medical professional will know best for your baby’s growth and development:
      Our e-book, Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep, may be a good option for you to help your son get on track with managing sleep and eating too. In it, we give you a complete toolkit to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits today and throughout the first year, and this includes feeding schedules.
      You can read more about our wonderful newborn options here:
      Thank you again for visiting us! We wish you all the best!