12 week old naps

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Needmoresleep123 Wed 23-Dec-20 14:38:09

Hi - my little boy will only nap 40-50mins at a time (so 1 sleep cycle). He has 4 naps a day... but is so tired come bed time!
Any tips on getting a longer nap?
Nighttime he does 7-12/1/2/3 (depends how much he feeds at bed) and then 5.30 (sometimes for a feed or just dummy) awake at 7-7.30. So nighttime is pretty good.

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bakingdemon Wed 23-Dec-20 14:44:20

He's still so little! I wouldn't worry about it, that sounds pretty normal for that age.

Vicky1989x Wed 23-Dec-20 17:35:03

My little one is 7 months and has only recently started napping for longer. 40-50 mins sounds pretty good imo, mine would only do 20-30 minutes at that age!

Emmaaa1990 Wed 23-Dec-20 20:50:42

My baby still sometimes has the odd catnap even now!

But I invested in a blackout blind and a white noise machine I believe these helped her link her cycles more and also the machine helps to block out any outside noise! Do you have any of those? If not I recommend I got ours when our baby was 3 months and she's now 7 months, works wonders!

LouK87 Thu 24-Dec-20 21:33:50

Very normal I’m afraid sad my one is 7 months on 3 naps a day and most of the time only naps for 30mins. I’ve just accepted it now!

Poppet12345 Fri 25-Dec-20 01:10:49

Try putting him in the crib or next to me cot for his middle nap. My little one was like this and having about 3/4 naps lasting about 30mins each time, I decided to put her in her next to me cot for her middle nap around 3ish and that nap now lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.

Lilice Fri 25-Dec-20 09:56:27

40-50 minutes sounds good! My 13 week old was napping 30 minutes at a time - apart from in the pram or on me - and only started since last week to have longer naps but they're usually 1 hour max


Needmoresleep123 Fri 25-Dec-20 10:18:41

He’s in his next to me for most naps, with white noise and swaddle. Yesterday we went for a walk and he slept for 2hrs in the pram! Winning!
Little girl is 5 so forget what she did. Thanks for responses! Merry Christmas

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EL1984 Fri 25-Dec-20 17:11:29

I think the naps will only get shorter im afraid 😨 we are in the 4 month sleep regression and naps are only 20-30mins unless on me or in the pram. Nightmare. I'd be so happy if he slept for 50mins at a time.

MJBmummy Sat 26-Dec-20 16:17:33

That sleep routine sounds like heaven to me! My 12 week old will sleep a maximum of 2.5 hours at a time overnight and this is normally 1 or 2 spells at the start of the night. After that it is 30 to 60 minutes at a time. During the day he might have a couple of naps lasting 20 minutes UNLESS I let him sleep on my lap which means I'm trapped on the settee or can do a few things with him in a sling. I can't catch up properly on my own sleep or get any proper cleaning / housework done

PopcornAndWine Sat 26-Dec-20 16:20:49

Sounds pretty good to me - I was always very lucky to get half an hour out of my little girl at that age, and usually only when on the move or feeding. She started to nap longer at about 6 months.

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