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When to drop a nap?

18 January, 2022

Signs your Child is Ready to Drop a Nap

Drop a nap too early and you face an overtired baby / toddler who is more difficult to get to sleep, catnapping and wakes up frequently overnight. Keep pushing for a nap too long and you face insanity of catnapping or long battles to get to sleep.

So how do you find the right balance?

Some signs that your child is ready to drop a nap include:

  • Taking longer to fall asleep
  • Catnapping
  • Final nap of the day is occurring too late in the day
  • Early morning wakings (remember it's normal for babies & toddlers to wake up between 6-7am typically)
  • Waking frequently at night for no reason

Appointments available in Moonee Ponds or online.

About the Author

Dr Cassie Atkinson-Quinton - Chiropractor, Sleep Coach, Postpartum Doula (in-training), Perinatal Yoga & Pilates Instructor

There's a lot of change that happens for both parents and babies in the first few months after birth. There's tremendous growth and development for the bubba. Parents need to learn new (or remember and relearn with subsequent kids) how to look after a child. Mother's bodies are healing from pregnancy & birth and the new challenges of breastfeeding.

This is a passion area for Cassie. She helps support her clients through this transition with Chiropractic, Yoga & Pilates, Sleep Coaching and Doula support services.