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. We all know that sleep is wonderful for healthy growth and development, but how do we get good sleep? Instead of looking at sleep (or lack thereof) as something that just happens to you, let’s try viewing it as
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? Well, we're answering all of them in today's article. How many naps your baby takes will depend on their age and unique development. All babies develop at their own unique rates. How long your baby's naps are also depend on age but once your baby is past 4 months old, we want at least one nap that's an hour or longer.
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 unreasonable? How can you be sure that your nap expectations are reasonable, and are in keeping with what your baby or toddler is capable of? Sometimes, when we work with parents who say
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, those brief interludes when you can actually pause for breath, do the never-ending chores, or have a little "me" time. Of course, when it comes to naps, not all babies are created equal, are they? Some of you may have babies who are marathon nappers, providing you with several hours of uninterrupted time
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 mom of a 6 month old who was only giving her baby two naps per day. When I asked her why, she said a competing website's product said that 6 month old babies don't need more than two naps and she was trying to