What are the reasons for short naps?
Reasons for Short Naps
Short nap we considering ones what lasts 15 to 45 minutes. There can be several reasons for that:
4 month sleep regression sign is sudden nap shortage, usually it’s last upto 1 sleep cycle - 35/40 minutes. To help it, mom can try to prolong this short naps by breastfeeding, tapping or rocking.
Pre morning hours: most of the young kids do woking up between 5 to 6 am for co called “pre morning feed”, specially those who sleep night in a stretch. Mom will need to breastfeed or formula feed the baby to continue sleep upto appropriate hours.
Lunch time: if kid do taking solid, good lunch can balance and prolong sleep naturally.
Dinner time: good dinner can help your baby sleep through the night or at stretch.
Light and sound:
The base of good sleep is blackout curtains in the room where baby sleeps, absence of sound and presence of white noise.
If child was too tired or had poor rest over the day, tears, - he had collected stress hormones, what won’t let him rest well and baby sleep will be partial and bothered.
Child not yet ready to sleep or had very short nap in between what interrupted next sleep.
Incorrect timing for naps:
Connected to unbalanced day sleep routine, child taking too long to fall asleep - 1 hour and more.
Negative sleep associations: breastfeeding to sleep, rocking to sleep, sleep on lap, etc. This all baby demands again once awake in between the sleep cycles In order to sleep back again.