Category Archives: Naps

At first, those naps she took on me, were the best part of my day.  So much attachment, so peaceful, so content.  There was nothing better than a little HGTV and sleeping cuddles. *Sigh* But now she will only sleep ON me or my husband, and it is really hard to get anything done!  I’ve […]…

Helping Babies Sleep - The Toddler One to None Nap Transition

There comes a time in a mother’s life when a few tears are expected, common and totally understandable.  This is the time when your child is ready to drop naps all together. There is nothing more sad for you 🙁 Are you wondering when your child is ready to lose the nap? There is some […]…

You reached the point where you could no longer rock, hold, or nurse your baby to sleep. Those multiple night wakings were killing your mojo, and if you had to sit in a dark room and hold your baby for naps one more time, you were going to lose it.  Let’s not even mention your husband’s […]…

Sometime around 14-18 months your toddler will be ready to drop down to one daily nap. Assuming your child is getting 11-12 hours of overnight sleep, the signs of nap drop readiness include: 1. Not sleeping for the morning nap and either fighting the nap or just playing in the crib. 2. Taking increasingly shorter […]…

Do you have a bad napper? The dreaded 45 minute nap!

Do you have a bad napper? The dreaded 45 minute nap! Are you frustrated by a bad napper? Have you considered that your baby’s napping problem is a symptom of something else?  Will your baby only ever take a 45 minute nap? Recently I consulted with a parent of a 9 month old who was […]…

The 3 – 2 nap transition: 7 – 10 months of age.

There are 3 nap transitions that occur before the age of 2. In chronological order they are: 1.  The 4 – 3 nap transition that occurs around 5 months 2. The 3 – 2 nap transition that occurs between 7 and 10 months 3.  The 2 – 1 nap transition that occurs around 15 months. […]…

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