Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How

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  1. Lisa Richards says

    Thanks for this informative article. I came to know some new tricks about baby’s nap. Would you please tell me some reliable brand of comfortable stroller where my baby can sleep while moving one place to another? or any authentic online store? I look forward to getting reply. Have a nice day.

    • Danielle says

      Hi Lisa,
      Thank you so much for your comment – we’re glad you liked the article! The best place to ask for recommendations on strollers that are safe for sleeping is your pediatrician. They will have a better sense of the options, since there are always new strollers on the market. I hope this helps!

  2. Preshinie says

    My 15 week old baby is extremely hard to get down for naps. The first nap in the morning seems the easiest. Just lil rocking and he’s out. Easy to put down as well. He usually sleeps for 3 hours then. When he wakes up he’s bright as a daisy, plays and is generally happy. All the drama begins after that. Once he’s tired and I try getting him down for another nap he will literally wake up 5 mins of me putting him down and it will go on like that for the entire afternoon hence I’m bound to his needs. At 3pm I force him to sleep and get into bed with him at this stage and allow him to dummy on me if need be jus for him to stay asleep and I can get a break and then he will sleep for another 3 hours. Then wake up bath and play and eat and then ready to sleep again and sometimes I put him down 4 times before he actually sleeps for good. HELP!!!!

  3. Amy says

    My 16 month old will only nap in her crib. This makes it very difficult as I have a teen that needs to be driven around all over and has activities where I need to be there. It’s not choosing my needs over the baby’s it’s having another child that has needs too. She won’t even nap in the car. What can I do to help her? She used to nap in the car and stroller, but stopped when we crib trained her. Help!!!!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Amy – Thanks for writing to us, and sorry to hear that your toddler has a tough time sleeping on the go! My son was the same way, and with a sibling that was 10 years older than him, I was in a similar situation! Some babies/toddlers are just not great at sleeping on the go, and you may have to have short naps sometimes, and offer two on that day, arrange as many carpools as you can, and possibly adjust the older child’s schedule (when you can!) to allow as many naps at home as you can! We can’t really force your toddler to take good naps in the car or stroller, but you can try and make it as comfortable as you can for her, with a favorite sleep pillow, lovey, or blanket, and minimize outside distractions as much as you can, so that she may be able to relax as much as she can and sleep a little! Do your best with what you can do! I hope that things smooth out and good luck!

  4. Ying says

    Hi, my LO is 9.5 months old. He has a solid sleep schedule with 2 naps of 1-2 hours and 11.5 hours of sleep at night. He takes all his naps at home and doesn’t seem be be able to nap in stroller has he’s too exited when he’s outside.

    I’d like to train him to nap in places other than his bed. Could you recommend how to go about doing that? Thanks!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Ying – Thanks for writing to us! Many babies have a tougher time with napping on the go! He may not want to miss out on anything fun while out and about! Having a cover over the crib, to minimize distractions may help! Our free nap guide may help too:
      Good luck and contact us if you need more help!

  5. Veronika says

    Hi, I just want to ask – I have a baby who sleep really well outside when I am walking with him in a stroller, I do not even know how long is he able to sleep in it because I am afraid that he will not sleep at night if I let him sleep as much as he want outside.
    In his bed he does not sleep as well and I am now trying to set some schedule to help him sleep better at night so I am staying inside and we are training sleeping in his own bed.
    But my question is – when do you go out with your babies if you do not want them to sleep on-the-go? I have thought fresh air is important for babies (and people generally:)) and I am now afraid that I cannot go for walks (or basically anywhere) with my baby any longer because moving stroller is always making him fall asleep…

    • Danielle says

      Hi Veronika,
      Thank you for checking out The Baby Sleep Site! You didn’t mention how old your little one is, and that does have an effect on my answer, so please feel free to write back with that info! But generally, we would recommend “pausing” going out with the stroller for a little while during sleep coaching, so that your baby catches up on missed sleep and gets on schedule, and then you can introduce the stroller again. I hope this helps!

  6. Nora says

    Hi – I have a 4.5 month old and when he was 3ish months he would fall asleep in car seat and in stroller butbhas stopped! Now I have to rock him and hold him for naps. Can’t even get him in crib or swing at home. I’m tired of holding him and I would love if he would nap on the go

    • Neosha says

      @Nora – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. We know how very frustrating these changes can be – it’s very normal for a baby to become more alert and their sleep to change as they get even a few weeks older. A common sleep regression happens around 4 months that’s often a culprit at this age – see here: Sleeping on the go is a skill that some babies can easily acquire while others have to work for it and some others simply refuse to do (my son was in this category!). If you’re interested in helping your little guy sleep better and to try to teach him to sleep on the go again, please consider connecting with one of our sleep consultants who regularly help families with this type of issue. You can read more about them here: We’d love to work with your family. Hang in there!

  7. lesli says

    5 months old makes all the naps at outside in stroller,only bebedtime in crib. What do you recommend for transition from stroller to crib for naps?

    • Jessica Diller says

      @Lesli, Thank you for your comment! It can be very common for babies to nap “on the go” at this age. If you are looking to help your child begin napping in his or her crib, I recommend reading this article: While the article mentions techniques to transition from co-sleeping, you will find great tips that will help your child begin sleeping in their own crib. I hope this helps and best of luck!

  8. Emily DeJeu says

    @ haylz — sleeping her in her stroller could be a good idea. Parents who do this usually prefer the strollers that allow you to recline the seat to a lying-down position. You may also want to invest in some sort of stroller shade; these allow you to make the “nap area” in the stroller dark, and (if you’re outside) they protect from wind. has a variety of products available.

    @ Jessica — sounds like you’re dealing with a lot right now! The good news is, your son’s old enough to begin some sleep training (we recommend beginning no earlier than 4 months), but he’s still young enough that it’s likely he hasn’t developed any deeply-ingrained habits that’ll be hard to break. You may want to consider our 3 Step System e-book (; you may also want to consider a personalized sleep consultation ( There are lots of ways we can help you get your son sleeping well at night, and many of them are no-cry or “low-cry” solutions.

  9. Jessica says

    My son is 5 months old, we’ve co-slept since 1 month old. I’ve made some mistakes since he was born, that I wish I wouldn’t have made. Such as, co-sleeping, laying down with him to fall asleep, etc. He’s pretty good during the day, has a slight routine. He takes 2 naps s day, sometimes each only lasting 30 minutes. And night time is horrific. I’ve tried laying down with him, letting him “cry it out” in his own bed, in my bed. Nothing is working. I need advice. I really want him to start putting himself to sleep in his own bed. As much as I like having him near me, I want him to gain more independence.