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  • Emma H

    April 5, 2024 at 8:54 pm

    Hi Nikki,

    It’s great to hear your little one has fallen asleep in his crib. You’re doing a great job reading his cues and helping him learn this new skill!

    Typically, infants begin to establish a more predictable napping routine around the age of 6 months. Before 6 months of age, the timing and length of naps can and do vary, so it’s very normal.

    That said, having a consistent wake-up time will encourage your little one to adopt a consistent bedtime and foster the development of a napping schedule.

    If you’re okay with getting up at 5:40 am, start the day with your little one by opening the curtains, turning on the lights, and maybe even going outside if it’s already light. This helps set his body clock and can help bedtimes become consistent. Keeping the same wake-up time every day also helps ensure his first nap happens at the same time. Once you’ve got that first nap happening, like clockwork, you’ll find that the next nap times will start to fall into place, too.

    I hope this helps!