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Welcome To The Members Area! Forums Baby Sleep Help Incorporating catnaps in sleep, eat, play cycle Reply To: Incorporating catnaps in sleep, eat, play cycle

  • Jaime

    Member
    March 22, 2024 at 12:38 am

    Hi Emma,

    Thanks so much for your reply to this question above. I have a similar question but with a slightly different scenario.

    My baby is almost 6 months old and tends to catnap. His awake windows last around 2-2.5 hours, with catnaps lasting about 45 minutes. He can go 4-5 hours without feeding and typically consumes 180ml when he does feed.

    We’re attempting to establish a consistent routine of wake, feed, play, sleep. However, after these short catnaps, he often refuses to eat much (only managing 60-80ml compared to his usual 180ml). So, for now, he follows a pattern of waking, playing for an hour, feeding, playing for another hour, then sleeping for 45 minutes.

    Additionally, I’m also struggling to extend his naps. Would you recommend sticking to the wake, feed, play, sleep routine by offering him a smaller amount of milk (like 60-80ml) so that he might have a bigger appetite for the next feeding in next circle?