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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 15:27 PM   1
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3 month old, nap "schedule"?


For those of you with 3 month old babies, what's their daily nap schedule like? If you don't have set nap times and just follow their cues, on average what is their napping like?

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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 15:43 PM   2
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We dont have set naptimes, honestly everyday changes in time, and length, of nap (and not because I like it that way!) Usually his naps arent longer than 45-1hour, and he does those about every 2 hours from the time he woke from the other. Sometimes he seems to take a longer afternoon nap, like 2-2.5 hours around 4ish, but its not consistent

Edit: So Id say maybe 30-45 min first nap, then maybe an hour, then prob another 30 min, and then a couple 30-45ers, or one longer one.



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 16:01 PM   3
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Jordan is a month older but this is roughly what she is doing

3-5 am bottle and back to sleep
7-8am wake for the day, has a bottle
9-9:30 nap for 1/2-1 hr typically
11:30-12 bottle and then nap typically 11/2 -2 hrs...once in a while 3
3:30-4:30 bottle and nap typically 1/2-1 hr
Bedtime is around 7 after her last bottle

She typically is napping 1 1/2-2 hrs at the very most after she has woken up. Sometimes 1 1/4 hrs but I have been trying to push her out more than that as she will only nap 1/2 hr if she goes down that soon and then she has a hard time making it til bedtime as it starts pushing all her naps up.



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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 16:05 PM   4
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Ds2 has about 3 or 4 naps per day and they average about 45 mins I'd say but sometimes they can be shorter and sometimes he can have a long nap of a couple of hours. We don't have a set schedule but he usually goes down for his nap about an hour and a half to two hours after waking from the previous nap.



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 16:08 PM   5
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My LO is almost 4 months old but he usually naps after 90 minutes. Was the same at 3 months old too. The length of the naps vary

ETA: his cues are usually yawning and his eyes aren't wide open. Sometimes he rubs his eyes but that's after I missed the other signs



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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 16:52 PM   6
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Our LO is 13 weeks old and doesn't have a set schedule as it depends on what time she wakes up that day, what we're doing etc (she naps much better if we just stay in than if we go out somewhere!)

Generally though she naps 90 minutes - 2 hours from waking and her naps can vary from 20 minutes to 2 hours or even longer. For example, if we go out she will sleep in the car seat but wakes as soon as out of the car so that depends on the length of the journey!



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 17:35 PM   7
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Thanks everyone!

Sounds about the same here. I just wanted to make sure she's sleeping long enough for each nap (it varies every day... some days she'll nap 3 hours for her first of the day and the next i'm lucky if she naps 45 minutes) and that I'm not "forcing" her to nap too much or too often.



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 18:07 PM   8
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I've heard anything less than an hour doesn't count, but also heard that some younger babies catnap and that's ok



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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 21:30 PM   9
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Yeah mine seems to be more of a catnapper - its often very difficult to get him to sleep longer than 45 min - but when he wakes he is generally happy so Ive read thats more of what to look for?



 
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 22:47 PM   10
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We don't really have a schedule, but sweet Ben takes one long nap (about 2 hours) and 3 shorter naps (about 30-45 m minutes each). For the long nap, it is usually after his mid-morning feed. The shorter naps typically come right before a feed.



 
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