Poll Results: Did Baby Ever Experience 45 Minute Naps for a Consistent Length of Time?


Yes: 64 votes (81%)
No: 15 votes (18%)

Total of 79 Votes

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  • Krystal said…
    So if your baby wakes up after 45 min. and she might be hungry, and you feed her, do you then feed her at the regular time? or do you wait 4 hrs. until you feed her again (like normal feeding time).
    March 1, 2008 6:21 PM
    Plowmanators said…
    You have to decide exactly what you want to do. I would keep the eat/wake/sleep thing going. If she was just extra hungry that one time, there is a chance she will take a longer nap for her next nap and get close to the regular feeding time. So I would put baby down for the next nap when needed, then see what she does. If she takes a longer nap to make up for the shorter one, let her. If she needs to eat the normal 4 hour interval.
    March 1, 2008 8:34 PM
  • Ashley & Rhett said…
    love your blog! it is so helpful for this 1st time mom trying to be successful with BW! i have a couple of questions i was hoping you could answer. my 9 week old son is having trouble with his daily naps: after 10, 1, & 4 o’clock feedings. he will wake up after 45 min. i’ve tried to let him CIO, but he will cry for an hour & a half until the next feeding. i’ve tried feeding him, but he just falls asleep. i’ve tried putting him to sleep earlier, but he still wakes up. so, i’m not sure what to do there. his naps after 7 am & 7 pm are great – he sleeps for at least 2 hours and i have to wake him up to feed him. should i change that? he is still waking up at 3 or 3:30 am to eat – is that still ok, or should i try to get him to sleep through the night already? thanks for any help you can give me! 🙂
    May 29, 2008 5:10 PM
    Plowmanators said…
    Hi Ashley, For STTN, he is still young enough that a feeding in the night is fine. 15% of BW babies don’t sleep through on own until they are 12 weeks old. However, I do have a friend that did CIO with her daughter at 9 weeks successfully. If you are sure he doesn’t need it, you can do CIO, but if you aren’t sure, I would still just feed him.For the naps that are good vs. not good, I would try to take note of what is different. Every detail can help you pinpoint the reason. What is the waketime length? What is the temperature in the house? How is he dressed? What were waketime activities? What was outside noise like? etc. Take note of it and see if you can see any pattern that gives you an indication for the waking. See this post for more on nap troubles:Naps: Troubleshooting: http://babywisemom.blogspot.com/2007/12/naps-troubleshooting.html
    May 30, 2008 3:07 PM