Babies need naps. Let's be clear about that. Naps are not optional, naps are not "bonus" sleep sessions....naps are necessary for proper infant growth and development. That said - try telling that to your baby! Even the best nighttime sleeper can be a prizewinning "nap fighter". Knowing your child needs naps, and doing all in your power to ensure that she gets them, doesn't always mean that your child really WILL nap. So why does your baby fight naps, and what can you do about it? Read on
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Nap time is, without a doubt, a tired parent's favorite time of day. Baby goes down for a much-need snooze, leaving mom and dad time to have some much-needed "me time". But of course, in order for your baby's nap time to be a favorite time of day, your baby has to actually, you know, TAKE A NAP. And therein lies the problem, for many parents! So many of you have written in to us over the years, letting us know that your baby won't nap, and you are at a loss as to why. Baby is tired?
Naps that are too short, or naps that are erratic and don't follow any kind of predictable pattern, can sure get a parent down. It's especially frustrating when your baby or toddler has been napping well but then naps suddenly go into a tailspin. (Hint - this often happens during a sleep regression, or during a nap transition.) If you're struggling with erratic or shortened naps, don't worry - we can help! In today's article, we offer 10 quick tips that you can put to use right now in order