Limiting the Length of Naps
For all babies taking two or more naps, please know the maximum length for any single nap should be two hours.
Why? Exceeding two hours in one nap can affect the next nap or cause trouble at bedtime and throughout the night. It can also keep baby from getting the calories needed during the day. We want to offer feedings every 2.5-3.5 hours throughout the day too.
Want to know how many total hours of sleep your little one needs? Want to see sample schedule? Check out our blog on Nap Schedules: 5 Months to 25 Months.
If you can't even imagine a two-hour nap, check out this blog on 10 Questions to Ask if Your Little One is Struggling with Short Naps.