I'm actually fine with the way things are, but just wondering if a child's natural nap patterns can be molded, or if it's worth bothering with (since I'm fine now), or... what? Since I WAH, longer naps would definitely be better, but... I guess I've been just watching for when she gets cranky and rubs her eyes, and helping her fall asleep? It does sometimes take up to 15 minutes for her to fall asleep...
At this point, Miss L sleeps "through the night." Not really, but we cosleep and side-lie nurse, so it's like... 12 hours with maybe 2 real dream-feeds and some very short bits of comfort sucking, and maybe we get up for potty if she's really restless halfway through the night. So it's not bad at all. I'd say I sleep better now than at the end of pregnancy.
Her naps are like... basically 4 naps per day at random times, but more or less after 2 hours of waking or so. They last maybe 20-40 minutes, and the 20-minute naps are killer, LOL... I mean, you check your email real quick, get up, pee, grab a snack and she's waking up. Maybe once a week, one of those naps will be 1-1.5 hours or so.
But I have been lurking the LWAB and toddler fora and keep seeing these threads like, "When did your babe drop the first/second nap?" or whatever, and realized... Is it so, that "most" small babies take ~2 naps per day of 1.5-2.5 hours each? Because it's not like MDC members to overly schedule their babies, I am assuming this is... natural?
Could it be something I'm eating (I do drink some caffeine in the morning, but not much), or...? Should I "do" anything about it, or would longer naps (if even achievable!) likely lead to less sleep at night, or....?
How do your LOs nap?