Consolidating two naps to one
Every baby is different just go by your babies cues!
The truth of the matter is that even the best-rested babies may still take two solid and restorative naps occasionally throughout the week when we offer it to them.When can I expect or how can I make him stay awake longer and take fewer, longer naps?L., Try letting him cry if he wakes up only after 45 min./1 hour.They may not need two full naps every single day, but if we give them the opportunity, on the days that they need the extra rest they will sleep for both naps.By providing two naps, and even if the baby doesn’t sleep, we are allowing her to have some quiet time alone in her room so that she can relax.I hear questions like: “He’s a year old now, so shouldn’t we be dropping to one nap soon?
” or “She actually hasn’t been falling asleep for the second nap for several days now. ” The truth of the matter is that when babies are ready, we actually transition to one nap by consolidating the two naps (morning and afternoon) into one nap.
I've read that this can just be a phase right now so go by ur baby and their mood. She used to nap horribly with two, each nap only last about half an hour to 40 minutes.
She now has one nap from 12-2 or 230 and is so much better off for it.
This book outlines healthy sleep needs (how many naps, how many hours of sleep per nap and per night, how to solve sleep issues, etc.) for every month of the child's age all the way through adolescence.
The book is organized into sections based upon your child's age, so you don't have to read the whole book..the sections relevant to your child. My kid was doing that at that age too, she just turned four months and finally her naps are lasting two hours.
I find that babies usually transition most easily between 15 and 18 months of age.