A Baby’s Nap Schedule: How to Set it Up

A baby’s nap schedule is an important part of their development.

Any kind of sleep helps their mind and body grow.

Also, if they are sick that is how their body heals.

I am going to show you just how to set up a baby’s nap schedule that will stick for your little one.

If you need help with a Bedtime Sleep Schedule, Check out my other post here.

Setting Up Your Baby’s Nap Schedule

Your little one’s naps need to first be based off of their bedtime schedule.

If you haven’t gotten a bedtime schedule down pat, don’t worry. I got both of my baby’s schedules set at the same time.

You do need to decide on a certain time for them to go to bed to start a nap schedule.

For an example, my baby has a bedtime schedule.

His schedule starts with him going to sleep at 8:00 pm. I am not one to have a certain time he wakes up. I then let him decide at what time he wants to wake up in the morning. He is usually up anytime around 10:00 am.

This is his schedule now that he is older.

When he was younger, he did wake up around 7:00 am, if not earlier. Now base their nap off their wake up time and age. For example, say your baby wakes up at 7:00 am and is 6 months old. I recommend a nap at 10:00 am and a nap at 2:00 pm.

Baby Sleeping thanks to his nap schedule from me.
Baby’s Nap Schedule: It Works!

Should Your Baby Have One Nap or Two?

It never mattered to me how long my baby slept when he napped.

His naps always varied in length. One day he could nap for an hour and another day he could sleep for 30 minutes.

I gave my child two naps every day until he was 10 months old. We knew he was ready to move to only one nap when he didn’t get tired as fast and had more energy. He also began taking a longer nap when we started doing one nap.

Can’t Get Baby’s Nap Routine Down Pat?

I know trying to start a baby’s nap schedule can be difficult to say the least.

We had a hard time getting our baby on a schedule.

He had such a horrible temper that he would bite me, claw me, and kick me when he knew I was beginning to put him to sleep.

We ended up needing a temporary aid to help calm our son down. We used an all natural calming tablet for babies. If you have these problems, then I definitely recommend these tablets.

Starting a schedule will be difficult to say the least.

Try to stick with it and push through the first few days. If you can do it, I promise having your baby on a schedule is amazing.

Once they get adjusted and used to their routine, it will run like clockwork.

Everything is so much easier while on schedule, but to make it there is the hard part.

~Ashley

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