By the time your baby is a toddler, she will be taking one long nap in the middle of the day.
Third, remember that older babies may take a catnap each day when they’re approaching (or in the midst of) a nap transition.
Or should I keep trying to put her down for a morning nap to give her an opportunity to sleep if she needs it? My daughter did the same thing for about a month when she was transitioning. Eventually she got herself on a schedule of 1 nap (at around 17 months I think).
Should I keep her up in the morning and enforce 1 nap? If you are a SAHM and you can be flexible, I would work with what schedule your daughter sets.
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Then she went to crying and wanting me to come back in. I let Hailey skip her afternoon nap a couple times when we were busy and she was always been fine until bedtime.
It feels like you’re gambling with your family’s happiness…and losing.
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In her second week of life, she was sleeping predictably and only waking up once during the night. From sitting up, she would go to rolling around and looking bored.
And those naps should gradually organize themselves into a semi-predictable daytime schedule.
Over time, your baby will continue to drop naps, and the naps themselves will gradually become longer.