Consolidating to one nap
When you sleep deeply through the night or take a power nap—your brain is always at work.Neuropsychologists in Germany recently discovered that a power nap can improve retention of learned material five-fold.This will allow an appropriate amount of sleep pressure to build and facilitate a longer nap.Many parents hear the sound bites “keep awake time to less than two hours” and “sleep begets sleep.” These are important rules to follow in the beginning of your baby’s life, but it’s also important to recognize that as your baby grows, his tolerance to wakefulness increases and having longer stretches between naps is a good thing.
In toddlers, naps are important for emotional regulation and maintaining positive social interaction.
Martha Stewart once said, “I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it's not a waste of time.” Stewart is not alone.
Rumi summed up the power nap in a similar way saying, "Though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dreams, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are." Your brain is never really at rest.
Our mission is to help parents improve their child's sleep in a way that feels right to them, both by using what is known about the science of infant and child sleep and by acknowledging and respecting the strong attachments and associations babies develop.
A well-established truth of parenthood is that as soon as you figure out your child’s pattern, it will change.
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My 3 month old DD takes a bunch of naps during the day and I was wondering how you got your DC to consolidate them to 2-3 naps.