Naps

Nap Strikes: What they are and how to get past them!

Nap Strikes: What they are and how to get past them!

Previously-perfect napper seem to be on strike? A "nap strike" is what we refer to when a child who was previously napping well suddenly fights naptime. This most commonly occurs when a child is getting close to the age to drop a nap, making his parents...

The 45-minute nap – why it happens and how to move past it

The 45-minute nap – why it happens and how to move past it

Here is the scenario: You’ve rocked your baby to sleep; you’ve tip-toed over to the crib and ever-so-gently put her down; you’ve ninja’d your way out of the nursery using a brightly-coloured sticky note map on the floor to avoid the creaks in the hardwoods; and…...

From three naps to two – when and how to make the switch

From three naps to two – when and how to make the switch

While every baby is different, there are some sleep generalities that simply can’t be ignored, and one of those is when to make certain nap transitions. One of the most common conversations I have with parents is the awkward daytime scheduling that comes along with...

From one nap to none!

From one nap to none!

If your child is between the ages of three and four, he might be showing signs of being ready to drop his nap. For some parents, this is a welcome change, as they find naps inhibit their ability to get out of the house and get things done (i.e. feeling “trapped by the...

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Does your child need a pillow?

Does your child need a pillow?

Wondering when your little one should sleep with a pillow?  A pillow is generally only needed once your child transitions from a crib to a “big kid bed” and I recommend the transition to a bed occur around the age of 3. Before that, a clean empty crib with a firm and...