Poll Results: What was the average length of naps for baby ages 3-4 weeks? (approximate)

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45 minutes: 15 votes (11%)
1 hour: 10 votes (7%)
1 hour 15 minutes: 10 votes (7%)
1 hour 30 minutes: 22 votes (16%)
1 hour 45 minutes: 9 votes (7%)
2 hours: 32 votes (24%)
2 hours +–baby still wanted to sleep all day: 36 votes (27%)

Total of 134 votes
(I again added my vote after polls closed–I added it for Brayden)

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Missy
    October 21, 2008 / 11:54 AM

    I just stumbled on your site – I have twin 3 year old daughters & only survived due to the BabyWise book!!!!

  2. Simona
    October 21, 2008 / 3:57 PM

    I love your site – thank you so much for sharing. i have a 6 week old and we are struggling with day time naps (she has from the beginning). she sleeps for some but not for all. sometimes she’s fussy the whole time, other times she just lays in the crib wide awake yet content. i’m not sure what i’m doing/or not doing. when she doesn’t not sleep, i feed her and then put her right now without wake time since she’s already been awake for 2 h. or so. she has also been waking up 1h. before the next feeding quite a bit lately – help!

  3. Plowmanators
    October 22, 2008 / 7:30 PM

    Missy, I am glad you found it! I can imagine that you only survived with BW–so did I and I only had one at a time!

  4. DustyFace
    November 19, 2013 / 10:05 PM

    Love this blog! My friend recommended it and it has been so helpful! Thank you! I do have a question though – and I have searched high and low for the answer, though it was probably right in my face – I am having a hard time with waking up my 3 week old son. Not in the sense that he doesn't wake up, but understanding WHY I am waking him up. His waketime is about 50 minutes, including feedings, so he sleeps about 2 hours per nap. I am having to wake him up almost every naptime to get his next feeding in to stay on schedule. Is this what I am suppose to do? While he could probably go 4 hours in between, I shouldn't do that right? Is this to encourage sleeping through the night? He weighs about 10 pounds, big boy, and the pediatrician said we didn't have to wake him up at night (he wakes up about 4-4.5 hours). Will he eventually begin waking up on his own every 3-3.5 hours to feed during the daytime? My husband understands this better than I do; he's tried explaining it to me, but I guess firsttime mommy syndrome is making it difficult for me to see why I would wake a sleeping babe. Thanks in advance for your help!

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