4 Reasons Your Baby Is Fighting Naps

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 …

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Baby Won’t Nap? Here Are 7 Reasons Why (#7 Is Surprising!)

Baby Won’t Nap? 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 …

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10 Naptime Tips You Can Use Today

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 …

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How To Put Your Baby or Toddler On A Schedule

Sure, we’ve got a ton of helpful sample sleep and feeding schedules by age on our site – but since your baby or toddler presumably can’t read yet, how are you supposed to get your child to, you know, actually follow one of these sample schedules? Having a schedule is all well and good, but …

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2 Quick Tips For Making Tough Daycare Nap Schedules Work

You don’t have to have school-aged kids at home to enjoy the back-to-school season! But we here at The Baby Sleep Site® know that back-to-school season can be tough – if you have older kids, you have to work on reeling in your summertime schedule and get more serious with bedtime and morning wake-time, for …

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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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5 Month Old Baby Sleep and Feeding Schedules

5 month old babies need an average of 10-12 hours of sleep at night and 3-4 hours during the day. This article outlines the average 5-month-old baby sleep schedule, including milk feedings for breastfeeding and formula-feeding babies, solids, naps, and nighttime sleep. As a sleep consultant for over 10 years, I will also share typical …

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7 Tips When Baby Won’t Nap

Today’s post will give you 7 tips to use when your baby won’t nap, so let’s get to it! You know what’s cute? A cooing, babbling baby who’s grinning ear to ear as she holds onto her crib bars and jumps up and down on her mattress. So adorable! Except that it’s nap time. And …

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