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  1. Hannah says:


    My almost 8 month old has never napped for longer than 35 minutes at a time. He is taking 2-3 30 min naps per day, and only sleep 11 hours at night. Should I be concerned? We have tried all of your tips! help please!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Hannah –
      Thank you for writing to us! Sorry to hear that your baby is taking such short naps, even though you’ve been using out tips!!! At 8 months of age, your like guy should be able to lengthen those naps, but he might need more help!
      Typically, on average, babies at this age will sleep a bit more overall, and take longer naps. Please check out our free recommended schedules for 9 month olds here, if you haven’t already:
      Your baby may need less sleep than average, which is fine, but getting longer more restorative naps is a good thing though, so don’t give up on continuing to work on those naps if you can!
      We’d love to help you through this Hannah! Please just contact us for more info about our one on one consultation options!

  2. Lani says:

    I am struggling with our almost 9 month old taking only 20-30 min naps for the past 3 weeks, in addition to suddenly waking every two hours at night.
    He has self settled in his cot since 11 weeks and would previously take a 20-30 min nap, a 90 min nap and a 30 min nap, with 2-2 1/2 hours between! I have not been able to drop his afternoon nap as he never takes a long 12:30pm nap.

    He still falls asleep by himself in his cot, dark room, white noise, but will not resettle again after 20-30 min.

    Any thoughts..? He is definitely tired! And the overnightvwakings used to be 1-3 wake ups, feed and sleep 7-6:30am or 7am!

    I don’t know what to change!

    Thank you:)

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Lani – Thanks for writing to us! Yikes! Sorry to hear that your baby is taking such short naps AND now waking so often at night! Since you mentioned this happening suddenly, you may want to check in with your son’s pediatrician, to rule out any illness or discomfort causing the waking. Once he gets a clean bill of health, you can then think about why he is waking like this now, and what to do about it to help those naps lengthen and to help minimize those night wakings! We do find that many babies at this age start to have sleep issues. You can read more about this and how to handle here:
      Good luck and please contact us if you need some one on one assistance!

  3. Susanne Ott says:

    I have 6 weeks old, It’s difficult to make him nap. When I lay him down he wakes up after 15 – 20 mins.
    He sleeps during breastfeeding. Once i put him down, he gets up. he can nap once for 2 hours. To make him nap this 2 hours i take him on my chest or go on a car ride or walk in the carrier. Other than that he can’t nap.
    At night I managed to have routine and he can sleep 5 to 6 hours in a row then he gets up ever 1.5/2 hours to be feeded.
    Is this Sounds normal?

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Susanne,
      Thank you for visiting The Baby Sleep Site! Based on your description, it does sound like your baby’s sleep is relatively normal for his age. We have an an example of a possible schedule for a 6 week-old here that may help: https://www.babysleepsite.com/newborns/newborn-sleep-schedules-by-week/#6week
      If you have any concerns at all about your baby’s sleep or schedule, please do check in with your pediatrician. I hope this helps!

  4. Wendy says:

    Hi, I have a 3 month old baby and he only naps for 10-15 minutes several times a day but sleeps for 6 hours at night and wake every 2 hours to feed after that. Is this normal?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Wendy – Thanks for writing! Every baby is different, so there is a very wide range of normal sleep patterns where babies are thriving and growing and resting! At this age, short naps are quite common, but it may be a good time to work on helping him lengthen those naps a bit – 10-15 minutes is very short! You may be able to help him lengthen those naps a bit. And this sample schedule may help too:
      Thanks again for visiting us, and keep reading! : )

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