Questions tagged [naps]

For all questions pertaining to naps (sleeping for short times, mostly during the day). Examples are how and when to make children take naps, the (age) appropriate length and number of naps per day, or any problems arising with regards to naps.

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10 Month Old Won't Sleep Without Complete Darkness

My question is similar to this one: 10 month old won't nap At first it seemed that our baby wouldn't nap after she started crawling, but she's also been teething like crazy so it's been hard to ...
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How many hours per day should a three and a half year old sleep? [duplicate]

And what night-time/midday nap split? Please quote sources. I have Weissbluth but have difficulty parsing any proscriptive advice out of it.
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How to change my 2.5-year-old's sleep-wake routine so he doesn't nap in the afternoon and wakes up too early in the morning?

I am a first-time mum to a 2.5-year-old boy and am 3 months pregnant. My son doesn't go to nursery so we are home. I'm struggling to understand my son's sleep wake pattern. I admit I messed up a lot ...
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My baby stays awake and plays until 4 am

I'm trying to set a sleeping schedule for my 1-year-old daughter. The last three days she was waking up at 8 and sleeps at 9 with two naps in between and it was perfect. But for no obvious reason she ...
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23-month-old no longer napping in her crib

My kid is 23 months old and turns 2 in 2 weeks. She is able to sleep at night on her own since we used the cry-it-out method late last year. She usually has one 1.5-2 hour nap after lunch. However, ...
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Value of pacifier as a young infant's sleep aid?

There seems to be no consensus among baby-sleep experts on the value of the pacifier; some sources consider it a good sleep association (akin to swaddling and white noise), others see it as a hassle ...
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How do I get my 5 month old to take longer naps? [duplicate]

My daughter is 5 months old and is an amazing night sleeper who is able to settle herself to sleep during the night she goes to bed at 8 and will not wake until 430-5 o clock for a feed then wakes up ...
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Why does my 5.5 nap so little during the day?

She used to do 3 naps during the day, for a total of 4 hrs. Now, her total nap time during the day on average is 1-2 hours per day. She sleeps great at night, for 8-10 straight hours with only 1 to ...
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Culture differences [closed]

I am looking here for some opinions, if you think what I did was OK or not in your country/culture. We have a baby (4 month old) that has trouble sleeping (very light sleeper). We are trying to put ...
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5-month old daughter's sleep pattern problems

I have a 5-month old daughter who started out as a great sleeper. By 2-3 weeks old, she would sleep 5 hours, wake, eat, sleep about 4 hours, wake, eat, sleep. We had the day/night thing figured out ...
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How to make 4-month-old fall asleep during the day and nap longer?

I am looking for some practical tips as to how to get my four month old to fall asleep, and once asleep, how to get him to nap longer. When I try to put him down, it seems as if he is looking for ...
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4 year old won't nap

Weekend Wakes up 7am. Naps like a brick 1-3pm. Asleep 8:30pm. Weekday Wakes up 7am. Doesn't nap at pre-k. Dozes off in chair at dinner. Sleep 8:30pm. For the last three years, my son has been ...
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Child goes crazy (almost possesed) when woken up from a nap in car

Our 4 and a half year old has done this for the past 6 months. If she falls asleep in the car for an afternoon nap, when she wakes up she goes BERZERK! She'll start kicking the back of the front seat, ...
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What to do about my 3.5-year-old refusing to nap or sleep?

I am facing a very tough time with my 3.5-year-old who suddenly is refusing to nap in the afternoon or sleep at night. She used to nap at daycare but refuses to do so at home. Due to unavoidable ...
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How can I get an 11-month-old I care for during the day to take a nap?

I care for a 11-month-old baby who has two weeks where they arrive at 5:30am and then 2 weeks they arrive at 1pm. For the 5:30 shift, the baby should be going to sleep. The mom had said it was ...
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Extremely fussy and refusing to sleep 12-week-old

My 12-week-old daughter has practically refused to nap during last two days. She is unusually agitated and wants to suck almost all the time. Is something wrong with her?