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how long dose you 3 month old nap for? how many naps? and do you have them on some what of a schedule?

 
rileymommy

Asked by rileymommy at 4:02 PM on Jun. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Don't attempt to keep baby awake during the day in hopes of getting baby to sleep longer at night. This will actually have the opposite effect.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 10:36 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • At that point, I was still too tired to keep track. We didn't have a schedule. She became PREDICTABLE (not scheduled) on her own eventually.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 4:07 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • At that age she slept after feeding sometimes 15-20 minutes sometims an hour or two. We don't do schedules in our house, we follow naturally occuring rhythms and go with it.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 4:24 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • At this age, just go with the flow. As baby starts sleeping longer hours in the night, a natural daytime sleeping pattern will start to emerge. When you recognize the pattern, then start setting the schedule accordingly. By 5-6 mo. my son was 11 hours at night, a two hour nap in the morning and a one hour nap in the afternoon. By 4 mo., my daughter was 12 hours at night and two two hour naps during the day (she stayed that way until 18 mo. or so). Focus on the nighttime sleeping for now and let the daytime sleeping happen when it happens. Put baby to bed with the same ritual every night at the same time (regardless of when the last nap was)...i.e. bath, bottle, bed. Watch for sleepy cues during the day (pulling ears, rubbing eyes, crankiness) and try to help baby go to sleep as soon as you notice the tired cues. A sleepy baby is much easier to get to sleep and stays asleep longer than one who is overly tired.
    ANGIE409

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 10:35 PM on Jun. 28, 2010

  • Nap? What are these naps you speak of? Only one who ever does that in our house is the dog! My kid didn't nap.

    No schedule except the one for *me* to get out the door to work. Routines at night, but not clock-based.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:25 AM on Jun. 29, 2010

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