EVOLUTION OF THE NAP SCHEDULE THROUGH THE SIX NAP PHASES
EPISODE 15 OF THE AFTER THE STORK PODCAST
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When we sleep, the timing of that sleep is important. Sleeping around the same time every day, especially at appropriate times for age and individual sleep needs, helps to regulate our circadian rhythms.
In this episode you will learn about the evolution of naps over those first few years from newborn and up and typical schedules for each age range so that you have a framework to go off of when evaluating and adjusting your child’s schedule to help them achieve healthy sleep.
This episode answers the following questions:
> What are "wake windows"?
> What exactly is a "schedule" or "bio times"?
> What does "adjusted age" mean?
> What are the six nap phases, age ranges for each, and sleep schedule for each?
> What are some sleep tips to help within each nap phase?
Here is a quick overview of the six nap phases.
> Nap Phase 1: The Newborn
> Nap Phase 2: The Sleep Regression
> Nap Phase 3: The Three Nap Schedule
> Nap Phase 4: The Two Nap Schedule
> Nap Phase 5: The One Nap Schedule
> Nap Phase 6: The No Nap Schedule or The Quiet Time Schedule
The purpose of this episode is to help you figure out the best times for your child to sleep along with making sure that they have all components for a strong sleep foundation in place in order to help them get the most restorative sleep possible. I hope that you find this last episode of season one of the podcast valuable!
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