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  1. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Kate — fabulous! So glad to hear this. Thanks for taking the time to share this victory with the rest of us! 🙂

  2. Kate says:

    More success! We’ve gotten at least one long nap (1-1.5 hours) every day for about a week. It turns out it really is true that 6 month old babies lengthen out their naps! Thanks again for all of the help!

  3. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Kate — Awesome!!! So, so glad to hear this Kate. Congrats on your little guy’s success! You must be feeling good (and well-rested!) today.

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Kate! 🙂

  4. Kate says:

    Just wanted to share some success:

    My baby boy has now taken five (count them, five!) naps IN A ROW with minimal crying/fussing! I’m not naive enough to think that it’s standard practice yet, but it’s so wonderful for both of us! And he’s only woken up crying from about half of his recent naps. AND some of them have even been longer than his used-to-be-normal 35 minutes.

    Thanks for all of your help and resources–they have made all the difference in the world to both of us!

  5. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Kate — no worries! We love “frequent commenters” around here! Let’s us know that we’re doing our job well when people respond with to our articles with lots of good questions. 🙂

    If I’m remembering correctly, I think my boys were probably 5 or 6 months old when I started doing this. So right around your baby’s age, actually! I was never comfortable with any prolonged crying at that age, but I did learn to just wait a few minutes when my boys would wake early from a nap crying. Sometimes, they really were awake; other times, though, they’d stir and cry out a few times, and then fall right back to sleep.

    Not guaranteeing this will happen, of course; every baby is different. But that little bit of knowledge may be a good thing to keep handy, and to pull out when the time seems right. 🙂

    Thanks for commenting, Kate! Love hearing from you!

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