15 week old naps

(7 Posts)
peg90 Thu 28-Jan-16 21:13:53

Evening everyone,

I have a gorgeous 15 week old girl who is great but we're having some troubles with her naps during the day. She can't seem to sleep for a decent amount of time (ranges from 5 mins to 40) which results in her waking up grumpy. She won't go back to sleep after her wee naps until about 1 hour later.

During the night she sleeps from roughly 7pm until 6am (what am I worried about naps for!!) and doesn't really stir at all. So how do I get her to have better quality sleeps during the day? I just don't want her feeling tired all the time and worn out.

At the moment we have her nap on her cot with consistent sounds/lighting etc. A friend suggested making the room dark and putting her in her sleeping bag (this is kept for bed time so she knows the difference) but I'd be worried that she'd think it was night time every time.

Has anyone got any ideas or tips we can try? She sleeps no problem in the car but I don't what her sleeping in her car seat all the time. I hope this ramble makes sense and someone has advice for how to have a happy napper. Thank you!

youlemming Fri 29-Jan-16 07:52:21

Both my girls were like this, DD2 is now 6m and a good nap is an hr, generally they are 40 min and she will have 3 naps in a day.

Sometimes if I think she not quite ready to wake and is grizzly I can give her a cuddle and a rock and she will have another 10 min or so.
But I've never found a way to increase them for long I'm afraid.

peg90 Fri 29-Jan-16 08:34:10

Thanks! Maybe I'll just have to wait it out a bit. Will give a cuddle and rock a go.

Bunbaker Fri 29-Jan-16 08:42:05

I would stick with the sleeping through and just go with the flow during the day. At 15 weeks DD was still waking up at night for feeds.

MaisieDotes Fri 29-Jan-16 08:45:55

I always did daytime naps in the pram (flat carrycot) up until about 6 months. I just had the pram out in the kitchen all the time.

That way if she stirs after a few minutes you can rock her back to sleep.

After mine had outgrown the carrycot I switched to daytime naps in the cot.

Bunbaker Fri 29-Jan-16 08:58:27

DD napped in the pram when she was tiny as well.

peg90 Fri 29-Jan-16 09:22:46

Thanks everyone. Napping in the pram might be the way to go as she always sleeps in it when we're out and about.
Thanks again

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