Jump to content

How many naps at 6 months


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 angek2

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:30 AM

Just wondering how many naps your little ones are having at 6 months old?
Mine is having 3 naps (2x1 hour ish and 1 30 minute nap).
I have read some info (eg karitane) that suggests 2 sleeps from 6 months but honestly I don't even know how to do that because he is pretty much done being awake after 2 hours first thing and 2.5 hours for the others. Even sometimes after that 30 min catnap he wakes grumpy but if I try and resettle him bedtime then gets pushed back later and later and he doesn't actually sleep longer during the night to make up for the later bedtime.

#2 Hands Up

Posted 17 January 2017 - 08:42 AM

Mine were both on three at six months.  Two longer naps at 8:30 ish and 12:30 (an hour and a half to two hours) and a 30 minute cat nap at around four thirty.

They dropped the cat nap at eight months and naps then moved to nine thirty and two pm.

#3 angek2

Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:53 PM

View PostHands Up, on 17 January 2017 - 08:42 AM, said:

Mine were both on three at six months.  Two longer naps at 8:30 ish and 12:30 (an hour and a half to two hours) and a 30 minute cat nap at around four thirty.

They dropped the cat nap at eight months and naps then moved to nine thirty and two pm.

Thanks for that that's really helpful.
Mine has been a chronic catnapper since a month old so used to sleep a lot of in the carrier. Before Christmas he would finally start sleeping in his cot during the day and would do the first sleep 1-1.5 hours without resettling then second sleep I would resettle after half an hour and he would then go on and do a further 1 hour then just the 30 min cat nap which worked well for bedtime anyway.
But then he went through leap 5 and wouldn't sleep longer than 30 mins unless we were resettling which took a long time.
Then suddenly today he has done 2x 1hr 15 min naps and doing a third 30 min nap now.
His sleep at night has been pretty bad during this leap, it used to be great with one wake up at most (last night was 3 wakes).

Hard trying to juggle, extending waking hours with 3 naps and not making bed a lot later then trying to get to 2 naps. Because even if he goes to bed later he still wakes very early regardless.

Edited by angek2, 17 January 2017 - 02:53 PM.


#4 PaperCats

Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:35 AM

Mine were very similar at 6 months. The transition to two naps happened at around 8 months and those two naps became longer. They went from 3 x 1 hour naps to 2 x 1.5 hour naps.

I was quite strict on awake times, at 6 months mine definitely couldn't stay awake for longer than 2.5 hours and this gradually got out to 3 or 3.5 hours by 12 months.

#5 mandala

Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:00 AM

The sleep school advice is three naps up until 9 months. Neither of mine did that, with the first going to two naps at around 6 months and the second doing so around 8 months.

Really, the purpose of naps is getting everyone through to bedtime without tears, and for the baby to be well enough rested that they don't wake up from overtiredness at night. If three naps is what works for your baby (and you) then that's what you do. Same if your baby needs four or five catnaps.

Often a later bedtime actually means an earlier wake up. You need to balance the total sleep in 24 hours with the total amount of time they can stay asleep.

What does the day look like e.g. what time for each wake up etc? What is the problem that is bothering you? Early morning start? Wake ups overnight?

#6 angek2

Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:22 AM

View Postmandala, on 18 January 2017 - 07:00 AM, said:

The sleep school advice is three naps up until 9 months. Neither of mine did that, with the first going to two naps at around 6 months and the second doing so around 8 months.

Really, the purpose of naps is getting everyone through to bedtime without tears, and for the baby to be well enough rested that they don't wake up from overtiredness at night. If three naps is what works for your baby (and you) then that's what you do. Same if your baby needs four or five catnaps.

Often a later bedtime actually means an earlier wake up. You need to balance the total sleep in 24 hours with the total amount of time they can stay asleep.

What does the day look like e.g. what time for each wake up etc? What is the problem that is bothering you? Early morning start? Wake ups overnight?

Thank you.
Hmm what's bothering me?! The early morning starts aren't great 5-5.30am but I could deal with those easier if it was only one wake up but again last night was 3 wake ups (middle one just resettled didn't feed).
So really it's the frequent night waking at the moment. I just don't know if it's this leap or what.
Generally a typical day is
5.30am wake
sleep at 7.30am
Hopefully get an 1hr -1hr  15 mins of sleep
wake 8.45
sleep 11.15
wake 12.30
sleep 3pm
wake 3.30pm
bed at 6pm (gradually going to 6.30pm) but the frequent night wake ups have been continuing regardless of 6pm or he even did 5.30pm the other day after short naps.

I don't go off scheduled nap times more awake time of 2hr in morning then 2.5 for the others.

Of course after posting the other day that night he went back to just one wake up, but last night was 3 again! Just to keep me guessing!

#7 RSA

Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:49 AM

Sleep is a massive battle with our baby.

She could have anywhere from none to maybe 3 if i'm lucky.

Most of the time she might have two one hour naps :( and will only wake up twice if i'm lucky!

She is a horrible sleeper and we are going to tresillian in march.

#8 mandala

Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:14 AM

You know, maybe those awake times are a bit long?

How are you going lately OP?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum shares hilarious story about attempting shower sex

As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.

16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.