Consolidating two naps to one
This book outlines healthy sleep needs (how many naps, how many hours of sleep per nap and per night, how to solve sleep issues, etc.) for every month of the child's age all the way through adolescence.The book is organized into sections based upon your child's age, so you don't have to read the whole book..the sections relevant to your child. My kid was doing that at that age too, she just turned four months and finally her naps are lasting two hours.If by 15 months of age, your baby is not napping at all for her second nap it may be time to drop to one nap.How can you be sure that your baby has reached this next chapter in her life?I recommend continuing to offer two naps up until babies are about 15 to 18 months of age.The truth of the matter is that even the best-rested babies may still take two solid and restorative naps occasionally throughout the week when we offer it to them.
” or “She actually hasn’t been falling asleep for the second nap for several days now. ” The truth of the matter is that when babies are ready, we actually transition to one nap by consolidating the two naps (morning and afternoon) into one nap.
Thought #2 – Be prepared and fully understand your baby’s needs before attempting to transition.
Keeping track of her sleep by logging daily is a good way to understand what your baby’s sleep needs are.
This is the time to start introducing a sleep schedule.
I don't know if you are utilizing any particular sleep training method/book, but I strongly recommend "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Baby" by Marc Weissbluth, MD.