How to get your baby to napWe thought we had struck gold, having sailed through the first 5 weeks of Hayden's life with an almost perfect nap record. Hayden had a perfect string of 1 to 2 hour naps, whether in the bassinet, crib, car seat, stroller, swing or our arms. But last week his perfect record was marred by the introduction of the dreaded 45 minute nap monster. What's this monster I speak of? Well, it's the one that wakes a perfectly sound-sleeping baby from their nap right at the 45 minute mark, making for a cranky baby and momma. Babies need rest, and mommas need a break, so the 45 minute nap monster can be a real bummer all around. But luckily, we had experienced this two times before, so were a bit more prepared. Here are some tips we've found to help conquer the 45 minute nap monster.
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1. Timing is crucial
A baby, especially a newborn, settles best when he's not over-tired, so learn to read your baby's cues and do a bit of clock watching to see how long your baby can comfortably stay awake without