Using daytime sleep to your advantage

Daytime sleep serves a different purpose within your baby’s brain than nighttime sleep. Therefore, having a consistent bedtime routine is so valuable when it comes to the quality of your baby’s nighttime sleep, and also allows for some flexibility for naps during the day. If your baby has to nap in the car while you are doing errands, or if you decide to allow your baby to nap while in their baby wrap, that’s ok! Some parents also enjoy a late afternoon “contact nap” where they allow their baby to sleep in their arms while they watch a show or read. These alternative naps still help your baby to reduce that sleep pressure but gives you some flexibility to live your daily life with your little one in tow.

Sleep anticipations

Number of naps:
3 – 4
Nap lengths:
30 minutes – 2 ½ hours
Night wakings:
1 – 2
Night sleep:
9 – 11 hours
Total amount of sleep:
12 – 16 hours

Dream Lab:

Dream Lab:

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