Nap Frequency and Length

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tori729's picture
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Nap Frequency and Length

How many naps does your baby take per day and how long are they usually?
Judah probably naps like five times a day but his naps are usually 30 minutes long. He sometimes takes a longer nap (closer to an hour) once a day but some days they are all really short. I do wish he would take longer naps but it's probably just because he's still eating every 2-2.5 hours. He has been doing more like every 2.15 - 2.5 hours now.
We do the EASY routine so he sleeps almost as often as he eats.

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Joined: 04/19/11
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Henry is exactly the same. He eats every 2 hours and we are doing the easy routine and his naps are about 30 minutes with a one hour nap in the afternoon. This of course on a good day. But then randomly he does have days where his long nap is 2-3 hours long. That happened today and I got so much done. Its so hard when their naps are so short.

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Reid is a terrible napper. He was even when he was a tiny newborn. He "naps" like 4 times a day for like 15-20 minutes. Sheesh! But he's a pretty happy guy for one who doesn't sleep, and he's been sleeping from 8-6 or 7 so at least there is that. I'm putting him in his crib tonight though, so I'm scared he's going to be up all night....

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Wade does not like naps at all. On a good day he might take a 2 hour nap in the after noon but it's usually a 30 minute nap in the early morning and a 20-30 minute nap in the evening. He likes to be awake and involved in what goes on around the house.

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Rylee is sort of all over the place because we are out and about a lot for DD so she naps here and there in the car or at the activities. If we are home she usually wakes around 7 and will take a 40-60 nap around 10. Then when I put DD down for a nap around 12:30-1:00 I put her in the swing while I get her down and have my lunch and she tends to fall asleep and give me a 2-2.5 hr nap. She's a great sleeper it is the darn eating making me nuts!

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She's not a great napper and requries a lot of help, but with the help she will sleep. It's not always the same, but often we'll get a 45 min in the morning, then we can push her to get a 2 hour afternoon, then another 30-45 min in the evening. Her bedtime will depend on how her naps went during the day so she still always gets the total sleep she needs.

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Every day is different. I'm hoping once our older boys start back to school and we get on a more regular schedule(waking up at the same time, going to bed at the same time, etc...) she will follow.
We are on absolutely no schedule at all right now-napping or eating.
Some days she will take an 1-2 hour nap in the morning and then a 2-3 hour nap in the late afternoon. Some she will cat nap in the mornings and take a very good 3 hour nap in the late afternoon. Some she flips and will take a 3 hour nap in the morning and will cat nap the rest of the day. And we've had a few days that she really had no nap at all, just 15-20min catnaps all day.

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Julie catnaps thru the day...but usually takes a long nap in the afternoon. However...ssometimes DH picks her up from daycare and that pretty much throws her nap out the window. I try really hard to put her to bed after 7..but lately she's been going at 6 and wakes up during the night.