Tip # 4 – Regular sleep schedule

It’s important to keep your baby on a fairly regular sleep schedule. This means naps should be at least 30 to 45 minutes but no more than 3 hours. If your baby doesn’t get enough sleep, this could lead to them becoming overtired, fussy, and result in difficulty falling asleep — and staying asleep — in the evening.

Too much nap time, however, isn’t good and can potentially lead to them having problems falling asleep at bedtime or waking up extremely early the next day. Remember that napping takes time to develop, so don’t stress if you aren’t seeing day-to-day consistency in time and length.

If you want to find out if sleep training is right for your baby, speak with Dr. Smith or Dr. Madisa first.