Naps are necessary for babies to stay rested because of all the growing they're doing! Napping plays a key role in restoring your baby's mental and physical body. So why is it notoriously challenging for many families to get their babies to take adequate naps?
Let’s dive into the basics of baby naps, how long and how often they should be napping according to their age, what to do if your baby skips a nap and when to be concerned about the amount of daytime sleep your baby is getting.
Swaddling has been a long-standing traditional practice, possibly dating back thousands of years. It is generally done with a blanket, but recently products such as swaddling sleep sacks have come on the market, making it even easier.
Swaddling doesn’t come without its challenges though and it's not something that is right for every baby, so here are some things to consider first.
Ashley Cooley is a birth, baby and sleep specialist living in Dartmouth, NS with her husband and their three girls.