Discover everything you need to know about naps and nap training your baby or infant.

Why Sleep Train for Naps and Nighttime at the Same Time

One of the biggest mistakes I always try to keep parents from making when sleep training is separating nap and night training from one another. Some popular sleep training methods even advocate for doing nights first, then days! As you can already tell, I have strong feelings about the correct way to approach this. Read on [...]

By |2019-05-22T12:51:51-07:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Cry It Out for Naps

When families come to me sleep deprived and ready for help, they are almost always more concerned with nighttime sleep than daytime naps. While naps are likely hard on Mom or Dad, it’s the repeated nighttime waking that can really affect an entire family’s health and well-being. However, the big irony is that nighttime sleep [...]

By |2019-07-03T16:07:13-07:00February 28th, 2018|Categories: Naps|Tags: , |9 Comments

Nap Transitioning Made Easy – Part One (3 naps to 2)

A question I get from nearly every client I work with is how to transition from 3 naps to 2 naps (or from 2 naps to 1 nap, but that’s for another post). Assuming your child is falling asleep unassisted and is taking three naps a day, it’s likely those naps are occurring sometime around [...]

By |2019-05-22T16:57:37-07:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Nap Sleep Training: When is the Ideal Age to Start Nap Training and Why?

Last Updated . Note that this question has to do with nap and not night training. Nighttime sleep can start developing into longer stretches as early as 6 weeks of age if certain things are done to encourage those longer stretches (Wanna learn how? Check out The Newborn Sleep Program for babies under 16 [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:33:44-07:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |30 Comments

How Many Naps for my Baby or Toddler’s Sleep Schedule?

Last Updated . Knowing how many naps a baby or toddler should have is a huge piece of the sleep puzzle for your little one! Whether or not you choose to sleep train your baby, following an age-appropriate sleep schedule will hugely help your family stay on a good course. Too much or too [...]

By |2019-05-22T17:19:11-07:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , , , |44 Comments