My son is 6 months and is a horrible napper! He sleeps 3 or 4 (sometimes 5!) time during the day but only for 30 minutes each time. I feel like I can never get anything done around the house because his naps are so short!! Why isn’t he sleeping longer?
It’s hard to determine the exact cause of the short naps without understanding more about his routine and schedule. However, I can give you a few tips to get things moving in the right direction and you can always follow up with me later about an actual consultation.
At 6 months of age, most children will be taking 2 -3 naps per day. Usually one nap around 9am, another around 12:30pm or 1pm, and another short cat-nap around 3pm or 3:30pm. The first two naps can range in length between 1 -2 hours, just depending on the child and their sleep needs. The third nap is usually only 30 minutes or so.
When you are putting your son down for naps, is it around these times? If not, I would encourage you start moving naps towards the times listed above.
Here are a few other things to consider.
Naps often do take some time to come together but your son is a great age to make some adjustments. Good luck and feel free to reach out further questions.