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  • Emma H

    April 11, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    Hi Monique,

    It can take babies up to 20 minutes to fall asleep. But since your little one is happily playing for over an hour before falling asleep, I wonder if she is tired at bedtime.

    To help you figure this out, I suggest you record what time she falls asleep (and stays asleep) each night for the next few days or the next week. This will help you identify if there is a time that she is consistently falling asleep and if this differs from her current bedtime. If it does, you would change her bedtime to the time she is falling asleep at night.

    If your little one is over 4 months old, it would also be good to watch when she wakes up from her last nap. She will likely resist if it is too close to bedtime because she isn’t tired.

    I hope this helps!