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  1. Georgina says:

    Hi,

    My daughter is 5 months old and is sleeping well at night. She goes to sleep around 7pm and wakes around 6am, either sleeping all night or waking once for a feed. She usually has a sleep during the morning for about an hour and then one after lunch for around 1.5 hours. I struggle to get her to have a third nap and it is a real struggle for her to last from around half 2/3 until bedtime. Do you have any advice?

    Thank you

    • Janelle Reid says:

      Hi @Georgina, thanks for writing to us. I’m glad to hear your daughter has been doing overall so great with sleep, but am sorry you’re challenged with that last nap of the day. Here is a link to a free guide with tips to help with nap trouble that may be helpful: https://www.babysleepsite.com/free-baby-nap-guide/
      I hope this helps but if you need anything else, please let us know!

  2. Jennifer Wilde says:

    My 2 month old Sleeps through the night about 8 hours. During the day she will take little cat naps anywhere from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Is this normal since she is sleeping through the night?

    • Neosha says:

      @Jennifer – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. Short and erratic naps are definitely very common for a 2 month old baby! 8 hours of sleep at night sounds heavenly though! 🙂 Do keep reading and sharing, Jennifer!

  3. Geetanjali says:

    Really awesome blog. Informative and helpful.Thanks for sharing.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Geetanjali – Thank you for visiting us! We hope that you continue to find our information helpful and informative! Thanks for reading!

  4. Melody says:

    I run a day care. I have a parent that wants us to put there 9 month old down for a nap every 2 hours from the time she wakes up. She gets up at 6 and we put her down at 930 and again at 1. She takes about a 45 minute nap in the morning and a 1.5 to 2 hours at her second nap. She does not fuss and is in a great mood most of the time. She does not act tired at all. What can I tell her parents? They want us to put her down and say they are worried about her health since we don’t give her enough rest.

  5. Kayla says:

    My little boy (7 mo old) usually takes 2-3 naps depending on how long he sleeps. He regularly goes to bed around 7 and wakes up at 7 and at night nurses 1-2 times on good nights but sometimes every 3 hours. I have noticed however when he takes 3 short naps (30-45 minutes), he sleeps better at night than when he takes 2 longer naps (1-2.5 hours. Why would this be? Any ideas?
    I usually hear that good sleep begets good sleep so this seems backwards.

    • Neosha says:

      @Kayla – Thank you for visiting our sleepy little village! How awesome that your little guy is sleeping so well for you during the day and night! That’s wonderful! Good sleep most definitely begets good sleep; please don’t doubt this. I’m not sure if there are any other factors involved or contributing to his daily schedule on the days he sleeps less during the night, but from what you’ve described it sounds as though he just may be getting all the sleep he needs. Each baby only needs a certain amount of total sleep each day and night, so whether he gets more of it during the day or the night, that total # won’t change. So on the days he’s napping longer during the day, he’s getting more of his total sleep during the day so thereby needs less of it at night. This article may be helpful as well: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-sleep-needs/baby-how-much-sleep/

      I hope this helps, Kayla. Please do keep reading and commenting!

  6. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Arlene — I don’t have any specific suggestions (aside from trying to maybe manipulate the times of his naps a bit). But we do have an e-book that addresses this exactly problem (of early morning waking). You can find it here: https://www.babysleepsite.com/baby-waking-too-early/

    Let us know what ends up working for you!

  7. Arlene says:

    Hi,

    My son is almost 11 months and takes 2 naps still – my problem is that he tends to get up at 5 -530 every morning and he goes to bed at 7 every night but he still seems really cranky when he gets up so I know he is still tired. Is there any way I can get him to sleep longer?

    Thanks
    Arlene

  8. Emily DeJeu says:

    @ Meagan and Traci — moms helping moms! Yay! 🙂

  9. Traci says:

    That’s what I thought. And Meagan, usually the really long nap is right before bedtime and she’s woken at 5:45 before, just to be put to bed at 6:30/6:45 to be asleep at 7, and then she just screams for a long time before finally going back to sleep around 9 (we don’t leave her in the bedroom to scream. We usually try to put her to bed for 30-45 min, and then get her up.) Anyway, I’ve noticed that she seems more willing to play on her own for 30 minutes or so a couple times throughout the day if she’s had the longer naps. So I’m going to try the adapted schedule and see how she does. Thanks! 🙂

  10. Meagan says:

    @Traci You know, unless there’s a medical issue, a 7 month old does not need to be waken to eat! Is there any other reason you’re waking her? She can go for a little while without eating now… She’ll wake on her own if it’s been too long. I would not wake a baby from a nap unless it’s late in the day and you’re worried about pushing back bedtime!

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