Children of all ages can benefit from daily nap time, but there will be times when your child simply refuses to sleep. Unfortunately, this can result in a fussy child who is prone to tears, whining, and tantrums. If a nap does not seem to be happening, you can still create a Hush Hour routine that will provide helpful rest time for children, regardless of their age or their desire to nap.Read More
Does your baby always wake up within an hour after being put in bed? Here’s how you can get your little one to take longer naps – and why you must do it.
Most babies who are cat-nappers fall asleep while being fed, or while in a car seat, sling, swing or someone’s arms. They are typically transferred to bed where they then sleep less than an hour. These factors clearly point out the causes and will lead us to the potential solutions.Read More
What is a napping strike? It’s those times when your baby resists napping for a while, even though he still needs naps every day. Nap strikes can last for a few days or a few weeks, and then your little one will suddenly start napping again.Read More
A mother asks: “My three year old never wants to take a nap. She complains and fusses about it every day. It takes me a half hour to settle her down before she finally falls asleep. Is it time for her to give up napping?”Read More
My baby is a cat-napper! He only naps about 30 to 45 minutes, but soon afterward he seems tired and gets crabby. Is this because the nap is too short? ~ Annika, mother to 14-month-old Mordechai
If your child’s naps are shorter than an hour and a half in length, you may have wondered if these brief naps provide enough rest for your little one. You might suspect that these catnaps aren’t meeting your child’s sleep needs – and you could be right. The science of sleep explains why a short nap takes the edge off, but doesn’t offer the same physical and mental nourishment that a longer nap provides.Read More