Naps

Travel and Sleep

Whether you are traveling away from home by a little or a long distance, inevitably being out of routine and away from your creature comforts can create some degree of apprehension and insecurity—and consequently, sleep may regress temporarily. To minimize the disruption on sleep and...

Solutions for a catnapping baby

Catnapping, or consistently short naps in the first six months (usually between 20 to 40 minutes), albeit developmentally normal, can be extremely frustrating for parents - who often recall that they spend their entire day settling and re-settling their babies for sleep - usually unsuccessfully....

Transitioning from one nap to none

The process of dropping naps can be an exhausting, frustrating and lengthy one for some parents - taking anywhere between a few weeks to a month (or more). Variables will include your child's age, activity levels, developmental stage and temperament (among others). It is not...

Sleep requirements by age

Have you ever wondered how much sleep your baby or child needs in a 24-hour period? Below is a guideline for the average requirements for naps and overnight sleep for 0-5 years: Age Overnight Naps Total Newborn to 2 months 8-9 hrs 7-9 hrs (3-5 Naps) 16-18 hrs 2-4 Months 9-10 hrs 4-5 hrs (3-5 Naps) 14-16 hrs 4-6...

Sleep tips for your baby 0-3 months

My very first video! A very brief summary of a few common issues parents experience in the first three months: 1. Catnapping 2. Day and night confusion 3. Requiring a lot of intervention from mum/dad to get to sleep and/or stay asleep And a few things we can do to: 1. Keep...

Why won’t my toddler sleep?

There can be many reasons why sleep time may be a challenge for you and your toddler. From my experience, here's the top 10 reasons why: 1) Overtired: Catnaps (or no naps at all), late bed times, early rising, being awake for too long, and overstimulation can all lead to...

Transitioning from two naps to one

The majority of children drop their second nap between 12 and 18 months. My recommendation is to avoid dropping it too soon - ideally somewhere between 14-18 months. There are many factors which can impact day and night sleep: teething, developmental milestones, leaps, daylight savings, separation anxiety,...

Acknowledging your child’s sleep cues

Finding the optimal awake window for each individual child can be nothing short of a science. As we all know, put them to bed before they're tired enough, and they don't sleep. Put them to bed when they are overtired, and they don't sleep either. Being overtired is...