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Even though your child may no longer need naps, they can still benefit from a little downtime each day. Rest periods give your child’s body and mind an opportunity to. At age 4, more than 50 percent of children are still taking naps. And even though the majority of children (about 70 percent) stop napping at 5 years, 3 in 10 still need a nap at this age.

That said, every child is different. Much depends on how many hours your toddler sleeps at night. Signs Your Child Isn’t Ready Naps are painless. Responding positively to naps and falling asleep easily, or putting up very little resistance but Attitude in the afternoon. If your kid is irritable, fussy or just hard to please in the evening after a skipped nap, Dozing off in the car.

But make sure to compensate by pushing bedtime earlier. School-aged kids and older: After age 5, most kids no longer need naps. But a mid-day rest can work wonders for. Nap refusal for an 18-month-old is not a sign that he or she is outgrowing the need to nap as it might be for a three-year-old. “If a child doesn’t want to take a nap,” Craddock says, “he or she. “But they still need 10 to 12 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period.” A two-hour nap at daycare can mean a child might only require eight hours overnight—which ex-plains why they may not fall asleep until 11 p.m. if they normally wake at 7 a.m. “It became a bad cycle,” says Dennis.

In the first 12 months of your baby’s life, nap transitions tend to happen fairly quickly. Your baby will transition from 5 or 6 naps each day to just 2 naps in their first year! Then, at some point between 15-18 months, your toddler will transition from 2 naps to just 1. If your child’s birthday is coming up and they just can’t stop talking about it, that’s a good indication the anticipation is more than they can bear. Likewise, a nap-free day spent playing could.

Remember that younger children do need more sleep than older children. Remove sources of stimulation. During the hour you get your kids ready.

For nearly all children, the morning nap disappears sometime between 12 and 21 months, Dr. Weissbluth says. The exception is when a child goes to sleep too late at night and wakes up tired.


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Preschool children, on average, need about 11–13 hours of sleep each night, and younger preschoolers may still take a nap during the day (National Sleep Foundation, 2007).

“Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology” by Andrew S. Davis, PhD, Rik Carl D'Amato
from Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology
by Andrew S. Davis, PhD, Rik Carl D’Amato
Springer Publishing Company, 2010

The morning nap may be delayed to an appropriate time, such as 10:00 AM, it may be moved into the afternoon as a single nap (if the child is at least 1 year of age), or it may be eliminated altogether (if the child is old enough).

“Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects” by Sudhansu Chokroverty
from Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

Babies need between 4 and 2.5 hours sleep during the day (at 6 months and 12 months respectively), and 2-year-olds should have around 1.5 hours naptime (NHS Choices 2013).

“Exploring Outdoor Play in the Early Years” by Trisha Maynard, Jane Waters
from Exploring Outdoor Play in the Early Years
by Trisha Maynard, Jane Waters
McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

The baby should take about a one-hour nap in the morning and a two-hour nap in the afternoon, occurring at about the same times each day.

“The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours aNight” by Suzy Giordano, Lisa Abidin
from The Baby Sleep Solution: A Proven Program to Teach Your Baby to Sleep Twelve Hours aNight
by Suzy Giordano, Lisa Abidin
Penguin Publishing Group, 2006

Children 1 to 2 years old sleep approximately 13 hours a day including naps, and 3-year-olds sleep 12 hours per day on average (Ferber, 2006).

“Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book” by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, Ellen Roy Elias, Heidi M. Feldman, William L. Coleman
from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

By age 4, most children have outgrown the need for a nap during the day.

“School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text” by Janice Selekman, Robin Adair Shannon, Catherine F Yonkaitis
from School Nursing: A Comprehensive Text
by Janice Selekman, Robin Adair Shannon, Catherine F Yonkaitis
F. A. Davis Company, 2019

Most babies this age still need at least two naps a day, of from one to three hours each, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

“Caring for Your Baby and Young Child” by Steven P. Shelov
from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child
by Steven P. Shelov
Oxford University Press, 1997

Most children give up taking naps sometime before age four but may still need a period of quiet rest in the afternoon.

“Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition” by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
from Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care: 8th Edition
by Benjamin Spock, Robert Needlman
Gallery Books, 2004

For example, preschool children may require 11–12 hours of total sleep time and a daytime nap, school­age children sleep on average 10 hours per night, and adolescents need 8.5–9 hours of sleep according to their physiological requirements.

“Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry” by Mina K. Dulcan
from Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
by Mina K. Dulcan
American Psychiatric Publishing, 2015

This may happen when the baby is nine months, but for some babies who crave to sleep, both naps are important and they will continue to take two naps up to the age of two years.

“Dr. Spock's The First Two Years: The Emotional and Physical Needs of Children from Birth to Age 2” by Benjamin Spock, Martin T. Stein
from Dr. Spock’s The First Two Years: The Emotional and Physical Needs of Children from Birth to Age 2
by Benjamin Spock, Martin T. Stein
Pocket Books, 2002

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  • to all impatient people:
    if you nap and find difficulties sleeping at night don’t nap if you don’t have difficulties sleeping after then it’s ok to nap and the nap should be around 40 to 50 minutes not more
    there I just save you 3 minutes

  • Who’s watching these during covid-19?
    ME! and I think I’ve taken alot of nap, it’s almost 1am and I can sleep hehe.
    Stay safe everyone!

  • My LO doesn’t nap at all unless its in my arms. Immediately i put her down she opens her eyes no matter how deep asleep she was.i am at my wit’s end!

  • This is not realistic for all kids and if your child goes to daycare where several other kids are present there is no way to keep 1 toddler up and put all the others down. Ive got one child who does not nap on the weekends and Monday & Tuesdays she is falling apart all day long. She is begging for a nap by 9 or 930 am, whining, throwing tantrums and hitting. Yesterday she threw a 20 minute crying jag because her shoe came off. She is physically exhausted by the time she comes to my house on Monday. Why? Because mom wants her to sleep by 7 (she picks up by 530). This is the same child that wakes up between 430-6 every morning even when she does not come over and she will not go back to sleep. I’ve suggested taking her for long walks in the evening, playing outside, wearing her out I can only do so much in a 10-11 hr day.
    Now, if you are a SAHM or SAHD by all means go for it it may just work for you.

  • I started to nap training after watching this video and just have few questions.

    My baby can fall asleep independently for naps with little to no fuss, however, he does not usually nap for longer than 30 minutes. He will put himself back to sleep after 15-30 minutes of fussing and will sleep for an hour. Is that consider a good nap? When he wakes up after an hour should I let him try to go back to sleep? Most of the information suggests that baby should nap at least 2 hour per cycle.
    I keep his room dark, sleep sack, have white noise, small nap routine and put him down at the same time.

  • When my son cries, you can hear him outside the house, he is extremely loud. He also becomes very hysterical, choking and shaking while crying. It’s extremely hard to watch or listen to.
    He is 4 month old now by the way and we are having issues with night time sleeping. He wakes up every 2-3 hours to eat and can wake up crying like every hour. If you quickly stick pacifier in him then it’s fine, if you let him cry then it gets crazy

  • Really helpful tips, I stumbled across another great product for helping babies to sleep if anyone is interested

  • I starter to sleep staining my 4 months old as he would not sleep anywhere else just while breastfeeding (feeling my boobies) even at night. Couldn’t take it any longer. Now after a week or so he knows when is a bed time and he doesn’t really cry that much 2 minutes the. Is just talking to himself and falling asleep. The best thing I ever did for him and myself. He is more happy now as he is getting better rest at nights. Thank you for your videos!!!

  • 2:16 actually that’s exactly what has been happening to me for many years now 6-7 hours every week night and then on saturday normally I sleep 10-11h (sometime on sunday too, but mostly saturday)

  • I always eat chocolate before bed or I’d I I can’t sleep. It always makes me sleepy and I cuz I cant fall asleep easy it really helps!

  • Hi Susan, i am training my 5months old for self settling. Can you give me an advice please?
    What should i do if my son only sleep 30mins for the nap then wake up and cry? I don not know what to do.
    Thank you

  • As a preschool teacher I loved this video! Its all about having a schedule and helping children learn to self soothe. A little off topic but I have seen many older children start preschool having never been allowed to cry or tantrum or more then a few minutes before the parent gives in or tries to distract. These kids have the hardest time adjusting to school life as they lack the skills to deal with the negative emotions from change, sharing and not always being able to have your way.

  • I never had to sleep train… I think Susan is so great BUT mamas don’t stress out if you don’t or can’t do this. I don’t believe in having a schedule for my son, I let him decide when he wants to nap and sleep and he created his own routine. He sleeps at 8pm and wakes up at 5 am and just naps every hour or two through out the day. every baby is different and if sleep training works for you guys GREAT and if it doesn’t GREAT!!! Just a reminder not to sike yourselves out <3

  • Someone know the specialist I could talk with about this? I study architecture so I can´t avoid naps sometimes, even I have to sleep like 3 hours. My life is a mess:(

  • Help my 4 month will not sleep during the day without his swing. I have tried the Weissbluth and Ferber method, none of which have worked. And I end up caving and just putting him back into his swing because he’s so overtired that he wakes up too frequent at night and then I’m losing sleep. He absolutely just refuses to nap anywhere but his swing… I might be lucky if he sleeps one hour after hours upon hours of trying to get him to take the first nap. He never falls asleep in my arms. He sleeps well at night in his bed if he’s had naps( which we only can get from his swing). Help I am going crazy trying to figure out how to get him to nap. He just cries the whole time everyone I try… he would willingly stay awake all day long if I let him and he does if I don’t put him in the swing. I tried to be consistent with a schedule and a routine for naps for almost a week straight and I just saw he was getting worse, he had such tired eyes, and would wake me up every two hours at night. I gave up and put him in swing where he was able to catch up on his sleep deficit and then he slept well at night…… I am so sad and worried that he will always be like this and eventually grow out of his swing

  • I always feel like short naps are worse but I just realized that when I nap on class after I finish work, I feel a lot better throughout the rest of my day (but then I still take a 3 hour nap when I get home lol)

  • 1:20 next time when you put subtitle be serious. I feel sorry for the people who cant hear but relay on subtitle btw its a good information and love your channel

  • Yeah I particularly like my “nooners” when shifting my sleep schedule, like taking on a night shift job or even getting back to days…

    You know that grogginess you get after a large meal? That’s often from the glucose spike in your brain chemistry… You can salt your coffee at the end of the meal to get a better kick out of your caffeine. You don’t need much… AND the salt destroys the coffee’s ordinarily bitter flavor (in case you’re not a fan). It’s a great compliment to the sugar I tend to like too much. ;o)

  • My daughter is 7 months old and from day one she is not sleeping properly from day one…. she only sleeps for 20 minutes during the day and at night time she wants breast milk…. I don’t know how long it will take her to settle down… or she might be like this 4 whole life… I m FTM…worried 4 my daughter

  • Who the crap let’s their baby cry for an hr?? Poor child needs to be soothed to sleep, observe what they cry for and stop crying for so they don’t manipulate you.

  • my dad thinks that bc he goes to bed at 8:30 pm and wakes up extremely early everyone should wake up at that time too and he yells at me for closing my eyes

  • i Like to nap almost every day. Most of the time its a 2-3 hour nap, but sometimes i’ll just go back to sleep and willingy ruin my sleep schedule for a nap from 1pm 7 pm

  • I started sleep training my baby last night using the same program (Natalie Willes, BST) I most probably am going to nap train as well as the books says. I just have question/concern, if my baby’s on a strict nap/sleep schedule and I am not allowed to put my baby in a car seat or stroller since this is considered sleep assistance. How exactly am I suppose to ever run errands with my baby or bring my baby to the mall during the day or weekends? She’s going to eventually join my husband and I during the weekend or family events, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to prevent her from sleeping in either the car seat or her stroller, so how do I go about this? Thanks,

  • I couldn’t. I’m sorry I COULD NOT with that voice omfg. I really just wanted to hear nap facts but I could not hear that voice any mf longest

  • My 21 month old has gradually started getting up more frequently during the night. He’s been able to get out of his crib for some time now so we recently transitioned him to a toddler bed. Thinking he would love it and want to stay in it. The more sleep sense videos I watch the more I realize how severely he’s been pushing the boundaries, more books, drink of water etc at bed time and now he’s up 4+ times throughout the night starting around midnight. He shares a room with big brother and wants to sleep with us or brother. We are having so much trouble keeping him in his bed. No matter what we say or how many times we put him back. We’re exhausted! Please help!

  • I honestly thought I was one of the lucky ones, my babygirl slept through the night at 3 months on her own. Now at 5 months things have completely changed. She wakes up every 2 hrs and won’t fall asleep without her pacifier. As far as her naps, I’m lucky she sleeps an 1 hr forget 2! I dunno what to do I’m so sleep deprived and feel like I’m goin crazy. My husbands in another Country so doing this alone and it’s really hard to have consistency when ur a single mother doing it all

  • If you put a baby down for a nap when they are tired and start crying how long do you wait before you go and check and comfort and what do you do?

  • I am really sad to be unsubscribing from this channel because I disagree with sleep training. This video could have been more balanced by acknowledging other options.

    It’s natural for a baby to rely on parents for comfort. Sleeping near the parents can be positive. If a baby is tired at any time, comforting sleep is logical. I could not agree with the idea of keeping a tired baby awake at the end of the day.

    I am glad you found an approach that works for you. But I wanted to see more acknowledgment of how gentle attachment is successful for other families.

  • Hello. I just found this video and I see is old, but maybe you could answer my question. My toddler is two year old and he still do day nap, but when he fall asleep, he’s is just wake up after 30 min or so and crying. I stay with him until he fall asleep again and then leave room. Sometimes he wakes up again. It is happening now every day for a two or three weeks now. He sleeps with me at night and day time he is in the same bed. When I try to put him in his bed, he is always crying and would not sleep there. I am not sure what to do, should I stop day naps? Thank you.

  • Thank you for sharing!!! I have a question if the baby woke up after 30 mins from a nap, should I go in and comfort him? Or should I wait until it’s an hour then go in and comfort him?

  • Hi Susan What do you do when baby wakes up in the middle of the night? Do u get baby up and feed and then put back down and let them cry till they Fall asleep? My baby eat solids now and i dont think she should need to wake up in the middle of the night to eat but i am conflicted and feed her but they she’ll just continosuly wakes up mutiple times at night to feed. This started a month ago usually she would sleep through the night but now she wake multiple times after we change to solids. What can u recommend during nights?

  • Crying it out damages baby’s brain. I wouldn’t suggest just letting an infant cry so they can “get used to” whatever the desired behavior is.

  • Did you do any sleep training before 5 months? I read the book “Baby Wise” and so I have been doing the eat, wake, sleep cycle with my baby and she is 2.5 months. I have now run into the problem that she is only sleeping 30-45 minutes during nap and it throws her whole eating schedule off. This has been going on for a couple of weeks and I can’t seem to find the root of the problem. Any tips on this would be greatly appreciated!

  • Thank you so much for this video and your nighttime sleep training video. I’ve been trying out the crying it out method for 5 days now, and it is helping, but I am finding it so hard. I think i get more upset than she does. I just needed someone to tell me I’m doing the right thing ♥️. There is so.much conflicting information about crying it out, I feel like I’m being a bad parent. But I feel validated after this video, thank you thank you

  • What do you suggest for a baby who just REFUSES to take a second nap. He normally naps good in the morning between 10am and 12pm. As soon as he starts showing signs of being tired (rubs eyes) I’ll lay him down, which is normally aroudn 2:45pm but he can CIO for an hour and still not fall asleep….and then by this time I don’t have time to try to keep him up for another 30mins and try again because it will be past 4:30pm. Every night he is overly tired then because he never takes a second nap! Ugh… I’m desperate so any advice is welcome. =)

  • Would you let the baby cry it out for an hour, or would you do periodic “pop-ins” during that hour (or until they fall asleep on their own)?

  • Sometimes I try to take naps at school if I have time. My teacher once told my class that 30 minute nap can prevent a heart attack. By the time I get home I know and I feel that I’m exhausted tho I keep myself awake until the night.

  • Thanks for the video. Question: So I put my four and half months baby down for her scheduled naptime. She is sleepy level 5 (as you say in the video), when I put her in her crib. After this she takes approx 10 mins to fall asleep. Should I wake her up at the scheduled wake time, or push wake time by 10 mins? Or should I put her down in her crib 10 mins earlier so she falls asleep at the right time?

  • Recently I’ve been taking 3 naps per day, each about an hour long, and I never know that I’m actually asleep. I’m just awake and then all of a sudden I wake up, not remembering that I even fell asleep

  • I’m a nanny to my cousin’s 6 month old twins…would the sleep and nap training work for twins?? They tend to feed off each other and rarely sleep at the same time.

  • My LO is 4.5 months. She wakes around 7:30-8 then change eats plays and down around 10-11 ish. She is just now showing patterns for naps. I slacked with the schedule until now. And I definitely agree with sleeping until 4:30. Sometimes it’s really hard to get her to take good naps because she is teething a ton. Hopefully we get better

  • Quick question, for the first two days Amori went to sleep after 20-30mins, but the third and fouth day somehow she went on for 40-60mins, I am bit confused, isn’t the training suppose to help her to fall asleep quicker? should I stop? she is already 10 months old, she should be able to do that now.

  • So I’ve just started sleep training last night at bedtime. The following day, I wanted to continue with it for her naps.. Is it normal that my schedule will be basically non existent until she gets the hang of falling asleep on her own?? Especially connecting sleep cycles seems to be tricky as she’s just learning.. so her naps aren’t those nice long naps

  • Nobody:
    My depressed self: watching this so I can feel better about myself for always “napping” and I can convince people it’s good for me

  • pfft university students only know 4 hrs of sleep at best
    either this or no personal life
    …or no university jdjsjsj
    at least now i know i have sleep deprivation…

  • My baby will cry for the whole hour and continue crying after I pick him up re feed him have him changed etc. He will go his entire day without napping and fight nighttime too. I’ve tried everything from all the blogs and videos I can find. My 3 year old was a breeze to sleep train. I don’t understand whats going wrong with my 6 month old

  • Hello Susan! I hope you can help me out. I started sleep (nap) training my baby yesterday and the whole time she did not get to nap at all. She just kept crying and I would go in and pick her up after 45mins or an hour and wait at least 30mins before starting the whole process again. I followed your tips but what do you do at the end of the day when the baby doesn’t get to nap at all? I feel like she’s exhausted. Does it get any better?�� I really appreciate your video on this topic, btw. It encourages me to really commit to this.

  • I heard that there was something called sleep training. It is supposed to help your baby to get on the right schedule when it comes to sleeping. I want to know if anyone has heard about this.

  • All he said in the first 2 minutes is that you’ll be less tired at night if you take a nap during the day, doesnt take a phd in neuroscience to guess that

  • When did you star the nap training? I’ve been trying to nap train my baby like this since she was 2 months. Now she’s 4 months and she still cries 50% of times when I put her down and I end up either rocking her in her rocking chair or nursing.

  • Hi Susan! I have a quick question…my 5 month old goes down so well for her naps but always wakes up at the 45 min to 1 hour mark! When she wakes we do not go get her but let her cry till the 1 hour and 15min mark(from her original start of nap time) to try and teacher her to sleep longer. This does not seem to be working so do you have any advice??

  • Nap time question. After crying for about 15 minutes, baby falls asleep for 20 minutes and then she wakes up crying. She can cry 45 minutes to one and a half hours, what do I do then? During this time, we go in her room every 10 to 15 minutes and say we love you but it’s naptime but she continues to cry.

  • Hi.great video!my baby is 3 months old.i sleep trained her.she sleeps by her own but her naps are only 30 minutes still.she is on 4 naps a day.what can I do to fix that?

  • That is so harsh for an infant. Don’t agree with taking away EVERYTHING that soothes him/her. I actually don’t agree with anything in this video. Moving on

  • You only need 6 hours of sleep, 8 hours is a media perpetuated myth and just make sure u nap doesn’t cross th 3pm mark so your have “sleep pressure at nyt”. Hack!!!

  • How do you get baby to connect nap sleep cycles? Unsure if he is done napping at say 45 mins or if I should let him cry. 4.5 months. Thanks, great video!

  • I have sleep trained my baby for the night sleep since he was 1 month and he sleeps without problems 10-12 hours/ night.Now he is 4 month old but he has problems sleeping during the day,he only sleeps 20-40 minutes then he wakes up (this happens 3-4 times a day).I wanna try this nap training.My question is how should i “organize” his day naps? He doesn’t have a schedule during the day,can you recommand something?

  • Do you have to nap train when you start sleep training or could you start with just the nights and continue to put them to sleep how you normally do during the day?

  • Any advice on scheduling for mom’s who use day care? My lo is in day care 3 days a week so I’m a little worried about the effect it would have on his nap schedule. As you can imagine, it’s nearly impossible for him to sleep longer than 45 minutes with all the distractions of other littles around.

  • hi susan, i have a 5 and half month old. im thinking of sleep training him, however he still wakes up for 10pm bottle, 2am bottle. im not sure if his doing this because his used to it or because his hungry. he’s on solid foods now and bedtime is at 7pm, he also had a pacifer. would love for some advice

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  • Thanks for the video. A bit confused about one point. In the 5 month old schedule above, it seems as though you wake upon feeding, but in the video, it seems as though you suggest that feeding come 30 minutes before a nap. When do you feed baby, if keeping to this schedule? thanks in advance

  • Sometimes I get scared when I wanna take a nap because I’m scared my parents will tho k I’m ill or sick because I’m sleeping during the day:/

  • I usually use “Naps” to catch up on missed night sleep. Longest “nap” I’ve ever taken was 4h. But I only got 3h of sleep during night and I REALLY needed it. Usually my naps are like 60-120min. I know that feeling of “UGGGHH” but the tiredness is gone and that’s what I want.

  • Baby are not „smart“ they cant talk and are only able to get attention if they cry. I cant beleive that nowadays especially in America people still suggest to leave babys cry. In Germany well known psycologist warn mothers to pay attention to these tips! It’s proven that babys who are let crying are really scared and the reason for them to stop at some point and why mothers than think it „worked“ is because these poor little human have learned that no one will come if they cry! They have given up! It is also proven that these baby’s later on are at higher risk of having depression and anxiety.
    It is torture to let a baby cry and not come and soothe them. It causes immense stress in their little bodies.
    There are great articles and books on the market about new studies to this topic and ways to get your baby to sleep better without them having to cry! Please google it! And hopefully some day this will stop.
    FYI it is totally normal for baby’s not to sleep through the night at the age of 4/5/6/7/8/9/10… months! They don’t only cry because of hunger (which is totally normal!) but also because they are so small and need the reassurance that someone is their for them. It’s a very „smart“ way of survival training from back in the day!
    Think your a great mum! But this has to stop.

  • This is for the mamas who don’t do this and do a more natural or cues based method… THATS OK! Every baby is different and every family is different. This isn’t the only or best way.

  • Just catching this video now as a FTM. Do you think it’s possible to sleep train for naps when not at home? And also now that your son is sleep trained, do you ever have him nap when you’re out?

  • My baby is four months old. She goes to sleep by herself for naps and bedtime; however, she recently started waking up from her naps after about 35 minutes. She is cranky when she wakes up, especially towards the end of the day. I try to help her go back to sleep/extend the nap but she just stays awake and eventually starts crying. What should I do?

  • This was great, I been tryin to find out about “tricks to getting your baby to sleep in the crib” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Qeysaiah Baby Bangka (do a search on google )? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my work buddy got excellent results with it.

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  • Question: If he wakes up before two hours or in the middle of the night, do you just leave them? What if they are really awake and crying?

  • Okay, someone please help. I can’t figure out for the life of me which cartoon or comic strip character this guy looks like. I feel like it’s late 80’s maybe early 90’s.

  • Can i only sleep train in the night? We have busy lives and me and my baby are never home during nap time. So can the sleep method work only at night?

  • What about marine mammals that sleep one hemisphere at a time? That sounds like an evolutionary answer to sleep debt to me. From my understanding of elephants, they only sleep about 2 or 3 hours a night, and when they have to forego even that small amount of sleep it appears to have no negative effect on them. And prey animals that live on open plains in groups barely sleep as well. I’m not saying humans should forego sleep, but I don’t think that sleep is the same for all living creatures.

  • Is sleep training too hard when they are younger than 5-6 months? I am trying to slowly transition my 2 month old from bedside bassinet to crib in her room. She has never been good at napping anywhere but in my arms during the day, but at night she sleeps well in her bassinet so I’m nervous ��

  • What if I only sleep 4 hours at night and then I take a nap and sleep for like 3 hours to fullfil my 7 hours of sleep, then I sleep normally in the next day, how about that?

  • My baby screams through all her naps. After an hour i get her up pretend it’s over and 30-40 minutes try for a other. Screams for another hour, she will literally stay awake all day. I know thats not good for her. What can I do??

  • Hello from Romania!
    I watched all your videos on sleep training (multiple times) and I hope you can help me a bit!
    We are just starting sleep training and we hit a bump: our boy flips on his belly but can not flip back on his back. What are we supposed to do then? Should we help him or just let him cry untill je falls asleep on his belly?
    I hope you will have the time to answer, because this is sooooo hard as it is and this issue really gets me on the point that I want to go and just pick him up!

  • So how would I alter this for a child that wakes up alot later? My child has a feeding tube overnight and wakes between 9-10….bed time is about 11:30 due to her requires feeding schedules

  • My boy is 12 weeks old and his schedule of napping is different every day, because it depends on what time he wakes up in the morning. From whatever time he wakes up he will take naps 90 minutes later. Is this OK or do you suggest a clock schedule?

  • I actually nap trained my baby first! I could deal with waking up with him at night because we were bed sharing. But he wouldn’t sleep during the day and was MISERABLE. The process was awful but we got it down eventually, and now at 8 months his naps are like clockwork!

  • What do you do if your baby goes down for a nap (they are sleepy) and about after 15 minutes or so of crying they go to sleep but they only sleeps for 15-30 mins. And they wake up crying. What do you do then? Do you let them try to go to sleep again? Or do you go pick them up and nap time is over?

  • It honestly depends on the child. But I’d say the normal age kids give up naps altogether is age 4. But like I said it depends. Infants and babies need two naps a day, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. They usually give up morning naps at 18 months, but still need a break in the afternoon. If your child is grumpy in the afternoon, it might mean they still need their afternoon nap. If they are happy and alert in the afternoon for days in a row, it might mean no more naps for your little one!

  • Thank you for sharing your experience! With swaddling and sleep training, did you not use them because of his age or because it was a sleep association?