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: , , , |5 Comments

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: , |128 Comments

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

Nap transitioning from 3 naps to 2 naps is a rite of passage for parents. (So is transitioning from 2 naps to 1 nap, but that’s for another post!) If your child is trained using the the Baby Sleep Trainer method, they are likely napping at 8:30am, 11:30am, and 3:00pm. They are also eating when [...]

By |2021-01-12T14:41:37-08:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |144 Comments

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

Nap sleep training is much more nuanced, and often more difficult than night sleep 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 weeks old!) [...]

By |2021-01-29T14:46:38-08:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , |31 Comments

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

Knowing how many naps for baby or toddler is appropriate for their age 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 little [...]

By |2021-02-02T14:13:24-08:00August 5th, 2014|Categories: Naps|Tags: , , , , , |58 Comments