Babies need a certain amount of sleep. For a 7 mon. old I believe it's about 15 - 18 hours a day if I remember correctly. It's not a matter of how many naps, but how many hours. If you are working or they go to day care, you might be concerned about putting them on an easier schedule to fit your day. But if they are getting enough hours of sleep in the day, it doesn't really matter how many naps they take.
I've had friends comment on how my one year old STILL takes two naps a day. Well, I am a SAHM so, as long as she isn't sleeping TOO much and is getting ENOUGH sleep, than she can take as many naps as she would like!! :)
at 2:32 PM on Jul. 29, 2009