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What should I do when my baby misses a nap?

By BabySleepAdmin 8 years ago

What can I do if my little one misses a nap?

It’s not the end of the world if your baby misses a nap. For younger children who take multiple naps per day, you can simply move on with your day and offer another sleep opportunity later in the day or at their next scheduled naptime. If your child is down to one nap per day, go ahead and keep him active and busy during the afternoon. Then, let him fall asleep a bit earlier in the evening so that he has a slightly earlier bedtime that day. Avoid, if you can, having a late afternoon nap – later than 4:00 p.m. Late afternoon naps can interfere with a little one’s bedtime and make it harder for him to fall asleep in at bedtime when he usually does.

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