How long should you expect your baby to be awake between naps during the day?
These are called “wake- windows”, something I never heard about during my medical school training. I know I’ve written about this before but I had to review it for my 2 month old recently.
At 0-3 months wake windows are short at only 45-90 minutes, which is mostly taken up by feeding and changing.
At 3-6 months they become a bit longer at 90-120 minutes (a bit more time to play between naps).
At 6-9 months they become even longer 2-3 hours.
And then 9-12 months 2.5-4 hours.
And finally 12-18 months 3-4 hours.
Start looking for drowsy signs at the early end of a wake window to determine the best time to put your baby down to nap (see tomorrow’s post for a list of drowsy signs).
Do you follow wake windows?