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My DD is totally confusin me?????

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Taler Sun 23-Feb-14 09:49:58

My 15 wk old DD has recenty started napping more. The duration of the naps have increased from, on average, 20/30 min naps to approx 45 min naps. Plus she now seems to want 2 naps in between feeds.

Also when she wakes from these naps she continues to yawn for quite some time (and I generally always work on the 3 yawn rule) plus she is very vocal (she's recently been using her voice a lot which of course is adorable, except when she's tired it turns into aggrevated-type screams/babble). These types of scream/babbling usually mean she's tired.

How can she be tired after a nap?

Could this have anything to do with her teething?

mrsmalcolmreynolds Sun 23-Feb-14 10:26:27

The increasing length of naps is probably because het sleep patterns are maturing a bit - 45 mins is about right for one sleep cycle so she is waking up when she goes through a patch of lighter sleep. She could well still be tired because sometimes babies really need a nap of more than one sleep cycle but don't have the ability to get through the light sleep phase without waking up. There are lots of books with advice about how to tackle these sorts of issues (and to help you decide whether you need to at all!) - The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley is a really good one with lots of different techniques and ideas.

Taler Sun 23-Feb-14 12:49:41

That makes sense!
Am sooo confused still though!!!
She has just slept for an hour, woke naturally, seemed proper awake, happy, smiley but yawning - loads!!!!!

She surely can't be tired??????

ZuleikaD Sun 23-Feb-14 17:33:37

She's only 15 weeks - she doesn't have patterns set yet so be guided by her and you won't go far wrong.

BentleyBelly Mon 24-Feb-14 17:13:02

My daughter did this up to about 5 weeks ago (she is now 26weeks).She often had 5 short naps a day. I started putting her back to bed in her cot with her sleeping bag and the blind down and she started sleeping up to 2 hours at a time. There are various tricks you can try like pick up put down to help them learn to sleep longer but I preferred to let her learn to sleep longer on her own. It just comes with time.

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