Most of the parents I've worked with over the years fall into a very common trap when it comes to their baby's sleep, and it's because it's such a reasonable belief.
"The more tired you are, the better you'll sleep."
Seems like a no-brainer, right? Like food or water, the more your body needs, the more it will accommodate.
The fact is, this notion isn't just inaccurate, it's actually just the opposite. Because of our bodies' natural response to overtiredness, it causes light, fragmented sleep in babies as well as adults.
So how do you avoid that pitfall? The most important thing to keep your eye on is how long your baby is awake between naps.
In today's episode, I've got some specific guidelines to keep your baby's "awake window" in the appropriate range for their age, as well as some tips to help you adjust the schedule if you find things aren't going as planned.