My little boy just turned 1 and I was wondering how often your babies are taking naps during the day.
Mine goes to bed at 8/8:30 wakes up at 5 nurses then back to sleep until 7:30/8. Then he plays and eats etc and takes a nap around 11 to around 1. He starts acting tired again around 4 but sometimes he takes that nap and sometimes he skips it. I've noticed a significant difference in his night time sleeping when he takes that last nap at 4. If he takes it he sleeps without a hitch through the night, if he doesn't he is more inclined to wake up more often throughout the night. Has anyone noticed this as well?
Sometimes I force that last nap on him and lay him in the crib and eventually (sometimes 30-45 min later) he falls asleep for about 1 hour or less. Should I force this on him or no?
I'm also wondering if the nap from 5am to 8am is classified as a nap or his night time sleep.
Let me know your input :)