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when should 6 month baby nap

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Asked by LeeKent2008 at 12:44 PM on Jul. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Whenever they feel like it. Watch your baby not the clock. Breastfed babies tend to nap everytime they feed. It may only be short naps. It the baby falls asleep in your arms that gives you time to rest. You can meditate, read, watch tv. If you have your baby in a carrier you can use the computer.

    Answer by GailllAZ at 12:50 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • According to sleep research, and motherly experience, the length and the quality of naps affect nighttime sleep.
    All babies are different, but generally, the best nap times are as follows:

    * If baby takes three naps: midmorning/early afternoon/early evening
    * If baby takes two naps: midmorning/early afternoon
    * If baby takes one nap: early afternoon
    Naps should happen immediately when your baby shows signs of tiredness.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • Once you have watched your baby carefully for a week or so, you should be able to create a nap schedule that works with her daily periods of alertness and tiredness, thus making your nap schedule easy to adhere to.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

  • It depends on the child and how long they are sleeping at night. My 6 month old slept 11 hours at night and took 2 2-3 hour naps per day. Woke up at 7 - nap at 8:30 until 10:30, nap from 1:30 - 4, bedtime at 8.
    But all kids are different and have different needs. At 6 months he had just dropped his 3rd nap of the day (which was from 6-7), when he dropped his 3rd nap, we moved his bedtime up from 9 to 8.

    Answer by missanc at 2:49 PM on Jul. 30, 2009

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