Should I Swaddle My Baby For Daytime Naps?

Swaddling your newborn baby can help them sleep better but should you swaddle your baby for daytime naps? As a sleep consultant for over 10 years, I get this question a lot and the answer might surprise you. Read on for more information about when you should swaddle your baby for naps. Why Swaddle Your …

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When Do Babies Drop to One Nap? 5 Signs to See Before You Switch to One Nap

According to different baby sleep books and websites out there, babies drop to one nap anywhere from 10 months to 24 months old. These wide age ranges and contradictions make it hard for parents to figure out what to do. Based on my 10+ years of experience as a baby sleep consultant, the average age …

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5 Nap Tips for Twins From the Land of Nod

Sleep is huge for new parents of multiples. We all know the challenges of a new baby who is awake around the clock, but two at a time?! Let’s just set the coffee pot on continuous brew, shall we? Although sleep can be difficult for new twin parents, good sleep in your house is possible, …

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Baby Nap Chart: Learn How Long Baby Should Nap, and How Many Naps Baby Needs

Click on Image to Englarge We get nap questions really frequently from our clients – particularly these three questions: How many naps does my baby need? How long should my baby’s naps be? How much sleep should my baby get during the day so they sleep at night? Well, we’re answering all of them in …

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3 Signs Your Baby or Toddler Nap Expectations Are Unreasonable

We all want our babies and toddlers to take long, restorative naps at regular times each day, right? Judging by how popular our nap articles are with all of you, I’m betting you answered ‘Yes!’ to that question! But here’s something to consider – are the expectations you have for your baby or toddler’s naps …

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Can the “Wake to Sleep” Method Help Lengthen Your Baby’s Short Naps?

An older, wiser friend once told me, “Baby naps are God’s way of saying to parents, ‘I love you. Now go take a shower.’” Pretty accurate, right? Most parents look forward to naptimes. Ahhhh… Those brief interludes when you can actually pause for breath, do the never-ending chores, or have a little “me” time. Of …

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Does Your 6-Month Old Baby Need 2, 3, or 4 Naps?

There is a lot of confusion about how many naps your 6 month old baby needs. The short answer is “It depends on the baby.” This article will go into more detail about how many naps your 6 month old baby needs for her development. During a recent sleep consultation, I was contacted by a …

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