Babies Need More Naps than Nappies to Sleep Better
Sure it must be some task for parents to put their babies off to sleep. On the contrary, Polly Moore, a sleep expert says that putting a baby off to sleep can be much easier if parents learn the art of tuning the needs of the baby during its 90-minute waking time.
Polly Moore, who explains in her book, “The 90-Minute Baby Sleep program” has loads to offer to parents to manage their child’s sleep and waking hours. The author talks of controlling various complicated situations and tantrums of a baby like – colics, waking during sleep, difficulty putting the baby to sleep, a nagging and crying baby, etc.
This explains very clearly about how uneasy a baby can be and how difficult it is for parents to identify the problem of their little ones. Moore explains that parents should organize their time and activities in such a way to provide their baby nap times, which would last for about 90 minutes of their waking hours.
Moore says that a common mistake that most parents make is trying to put the baby to sleep early. The most obvious outcome being that the baby sleeps much later than expected. Moore says that as soon as a baby wakes up, the 90-minute waking hours begin to tick. By all means parents should ensure the baby is asleep at the end of the 90-minute cycle of alertness.
Moore’s NAPS Plan
Polly Moore outlined a NAPS Plan for parents to put their babies off to sleep at the end of the 90-minute waking cycle. The 90-minute cycle theory is explained as follows:
- N – Parents are advised to take a note of exactly when their baby wakes up from sleep
- A – Add about 90-minutes from their waking time
- P – Play with your baby for some time
- S – Try soothing your baby to sleep by the end so that your baby is asleep by the end of the 90 minutes
Experts are of the opinion that babies need a minimum of 13-15 hours of sleep each day. This surely should be a hint for parents to prepare several nap times for their babies during the day.
If parents are able to abide by this 90-minute cycle theory, their baby is going to sleep faster and will awaken to be happier and better rested.