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Nap time

Are you supposed to limit nap times? Like should I allow my LO to sleep as long as she wants or wake her after an hour? Sometimes my daughter sleeps for like 2 hours. I just wonder if that’s why sometimes in the middle of the night she’ll wake at like 3:30am.

  • Cathy
    Jan 31

    How old is your daughter?

  • Christa
    Jan 31

    I don’t limit the time my son sleeps- he’s 1 tomorrow, and he sleeps for 2 - 2.5 hours depending on the day. But will only take 1 nap a day, and then sleeps like 11.5 to 12 hours a night. So I think it’s different for each kid. Maybe if the nap is too late in the day it might be effecting her waking up at 3:30 am?!

  • Mama
    Jan 31

    I don’t limit naps either. When she wakes up, is it to feed? Or is she up for hours?

  • Brynne
    Jan 31

    I wouldn’t limit nap time. Sometimes young kids/babies will wake up in the middle of the night longer than you want them to. My 1 year old still wakes up once or twice. I normally give him half the amount of milk I give him during the day. He goes right back to sleep. My second born who is now 5 used to wake up a lot at night time until she was like one in a half.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 01

    I don’t limit naps except for the evenings. If he sleeps past 4:30/5 he won’t go to bed or sleep through the night. Other than that I let him sleep as long or little as he desires. If you’re noticing he might be needing more day sleep I’d consider pushing bedtime back an hour to compensate and avoid that night wake

  • Wenonah
    Feb 01

    @cathy 9 months

  • Wenonah
    Feb 01

    @olimpia I used to give her a bottle whenever she woke up during the night (which used to be about 2-3 times a night) but her pediatrician said not to do that anymore since she needs to learn how to self sooth and it’s not healthy for the few teeth she has. So before bed I give her some oatmeal, fruit, a bottle then a bath. When she wakes up at 3:30am she usually falls back to sleep on her own after about an hour if we leave her in crib to “self sooth”. But if I pick her up and lay her on my chest for a little she’s out after about 10-15 minutes.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Feb 01

    No, I wouldn’t limit naptime. Babies and toddlers wake up a lot for the first several years. It gets better, but most 9 month olds wake up at night. My 13 month old wakes up 1-3 times a night (I nurse her back to sleep) depending on the night. My other kids did the same.