How Long It Too Long For A Nap

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lin7604 - March 11

my ds has been getting 1 better nap a day sometimes it's his first nap or the second one of the day. HE normally sleeps 30-50 min and has had a few lately that have lasted 1.5-2 hrs!!!! it isn't normal and doesn't happen every day but when it does how long is too long! shoul dthere be a point that i should wake him so i doesn't effect his sleep at night. Some days i find if he sleeps well during the day his nights ae great and then other times when he has slept great during the day his nights have been terrible! so it's a catch 22 on what it's going to do. he normally gets 2.5-3.5 hrs of naps total during the day but unless he gets one of these longer one in. should i let him go no longer the 2.5 hrs? max? he is 4.5 months now.

 

Ciarasmom - March 11

I let my dd (2.5 months0) sleep as long as she wants. Some times its 1 1/2 - 3 hrs (if over 3 hrs I wake her up). It works out to about 5 hrs of naps during the day. She wakes up about 3 times at night but she eats a lot so I'm sure it's because she is hungry. I read that inorder to sleep good at night they should not be overtired which can happen if they don't nap enough during the day.

 

ash2 - March 11

DS sleeps about one hour in the morning give or take 30 min because my 4 year old sometimes wakes him up. He takes another nap around 2 for about 2 hours and then he goes to sleep around 8pm for the night .

 

Perl - March 11

My 4 month old son sleeps for 1 1/2 - 2 hours in the morning around 11:00 and another 1 - 1 1/2 hour in the afternoon at around 4:00. He goes to sleep around 8:30 or 9:00. If I let him nap more than 3 hours during the day he will wake up for an hour or more during the night so I limit his napping to 3 hours max during the day.

 

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