Only Need Nap Help
The ABC's of Sleep does help with naps. It’s a 14-night plan to 10-12 hour nights in the crib. It will cover bedtime, night wakings, night weaning, early morning wakings, and naps through the first two years of life through regressions, teething, illnesses, and any setbacks too.
Why does it seem nights are so highly emphasized? Because nights are the building block to great naps. Babies typically learn night sleep prior to day sleep so we always want to START with night sleep. Before we start putting lots of emphasis on naps, a baby should be able to fall asleep independently at bedtime, cycle through sleep cycles, and have consolidated night sleep with one or less feedings in the night. Once this is conquered, then we can begin working on naps.
The ABC's of Sleep class will give you a plan to follow to help get naps on track. It will go step by step and tell you exactly the process to follow and what to do for nap success at each stage of your baby's development.
Naps only begin to consolidate, regulate, and lengthen at 5 months of age. Yes, BEGIN to consolidate, regulate, and lengthen.
Do we think ABC's would be beneficial for you if you only need nap help? Yes. Anytime you travel, recover from an illness, face a regression or setback, you have a plan to follow to get right back on track for the next two years so you'll have a great sleeper.
If naps are your only struggle and night sleep is golden, here's what we suggest before you purchase the ABC's of Sleep:
- Look at your daytime routine. Our Nap Schedules: 5 Months to 25 Months blog will show you sample schedules. Be especially mindful of your wake windows.
- This blog on 10 Questions to Ask if Your Little One is Struggling with Short Naps can help you if these naps are short.
- Start with these two blogs. Keep in mind, babies tend to learn naps in sequential order — they learn that first nap of the day first, then the second, and finally the later ones. So make the first nap of the day your focus. Practice in a darkened room, in a crib, with white noise. Just start there and focus on your wake windows.
- If your baby isn't staying awake long enough between naps, gradually stretch those target wake windows between naps.Our blog about Signs It’s Time to Drop a Nap has a video on how to do that.
- If our free resources simply aren't enough to get your naps on track, the ABC's of Sleep can help!