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  • Emma

    April 4, 2024 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Kostas,

    Around the 5 to 6-month mark, babies can begin to connect their sleep cycles during daytime naps, leading to longer periods of sleep. However, this is more likely to happen if they:

    – nap in an environment that is both quiet and dark

    – and they can self-soothe and fall asleep independently.

    If their napping environment is bright, or if there are abrupt loud sounds, or if they rely on assistance to fall asleep (such as being fed or rocked), they might find it difficult to connect sleep cycles, resulting in shorter naps.

    With this in mind, I recommend Helen starts to have her naps in the crib, and you use the settling pyramid to help her learn how to fall asleep on her own for naps. Doing this ensures that Helen is napping in an environment that is conducive to sleep and she has the skills to fall asleep independently. This in turn will make it more likely that she will start to link sleep cycles when she is capable of doing so at 5 – 6 months of age.

    I hope that helps!