The books I've read say he needs 3-4 hours of nap time over 2-3 naps. But I can't get my baby to sleep more than an hour or so all day! I try not to nurse to sleep or rock all the way to sleep, trying to teach my baby how to fall asleep on his own. But he won't. when he does nap he rarely stays asleep longer than 45 minutes. The books say this doesn't count. He sleeps good at night 11-12 hours and seems happy but the book says that he may be chronically overtired even if he appears ok. I try to catch his sleep windows but am making no progress. Am I worrying to much about naps? The book says that if he doen't get adequate naps its like starving his brain for sleep. Please help!!!!!!!
Answer by AdensMama0308 at 2:01 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Throw the book away on this one! I have five children and at 6 months, each of them slept when they needed rest. I really don't think that your baby is missing any sleep unless there is something like colic or gas that is keeping him awake. If he's not fussy or irritable, he's probably fine.
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