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The No-Cry Nap Solution

Prevent Sneaky Car Naps

Prevent Sneaky Car Naps

Does your child fall asleep briefly in the car and then wake up the moment you arrive home? Does he act like that ten minute snooze replaces a two-hour nap? This is common, and it makes you wonder if that catnap is really enough sleep. It’s not! And here’s why:

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The Magic of the Hush Hour

The Magic of the Hush Hour

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.

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Baby Cat Naps – Making Short Naps Longer

Baby Cat Naps – Making Short Naps Longer

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.

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Napping Strike: What Can I Do?

Napping Strike: What Can I Do?

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.

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Q&A with Elizabeth: Cat-naps, In-arms Napping, and Naptime Battles

Q&A with Elizabeth: Cat-naps, In-arms Napping, and Naptime Battles

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

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Why Short Cat-Naps Are Not Good Enough

Why Short Cat-Naps Are Not Good Enough

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.

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