Wondering what AVERAGE AWAKE TIMES and what
a NAP TIME SCHEDULE should look like as your child grows?? Remember that these are AVERAGES; all children are different, so don’t freak out if your child doesn’t fit into the box right now. However, MOST will fall into these time frames with a little help from mom and dad. But it's usually a work in progress, especially if your little one is having trouble with independent sleep skills. It’s about watching the TIME awake and not the actual time on the CLOCK. It’s about finding that sweet spot for your child. That spot between not ready to sleep and becoming overtired.
Remember many, many, many little moonbugs simply are NOT BORN with good sleep skills, it's something we need to help TEACH them. ♥ Your baby will have a better chance of falling to sleep with minimal fuss if you put her in her crib AWAKE and HAPPY but NOT overtired!
Here's a quick reference guide......
Sleep Needs Reference Guide
Have you been having a hard time getting your little moonbug to fit into the box so to speak? Believe me you are not alone!! I remember looking up these charts and thinking:
"Ok awesome well my baby won't sleep unless he's attached to me and he won't sleep longer then 20 mins, not matter what time I put him down!!
So how on earth am I supposed to get him to nap on these schedules if he won't sleep!!"
If this is sounding familiar I would love the opportunity to help, we can work together to get your baby/child the sleep she needs on the proper- age appropriate schedule.
About the Author
I am the mother of two amazing little boys who did not come pre-programmed with the skills to sleep well independently. I knows how hard it is to function on little to no sleep, I understands how this impacts your ability to be the best version of the mom that you want to be. This is what led me to become a Certified Sleep Consultant and the founder of To The Moon and Back Sleep Consulting. I am also a member of the International Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. I have a background in Psychology and have worked with families and young children in many different settings for over 20 years. One of the best parts of my job is seeing the impact that TEACHING their little moon bugs healthy/independent sleep skills has on the momma's!!
To The Moon and Back Sleep Consulting
Providing families the tools & support they need to get their little ones sleeping through the night and napping like champs! Everyone has more fun when they are well rested!