Once upon a time there was a nap ...

Once upon a time there was a nap ...

Every day, find one of the infos extracted from the new issue of the collection "The Essentials of: 61 tips for quality sleep", sold with the May issue of. Today, zoom in on daytime sleep.

  • What is a nap? The dictionary tells us: rest after lunch. A definition hardly concerning your newborn who sleeps almost all day ... But little by little, his sleep of day is organized and is structured.
  • Around 6 months, three delineated periods of daytime sleep are already distinguished: your baby goes back to sleep in the late morning, then after lunch and in the late afternoon, around 17 or 18 hours. Around 1 year, he does not sleep until late morning and after lunch. And finally, between 15 and 18 months, he concentrates all his dodos of the day in one, after the lunch. The nap, the one and only, is born!

The parking break

  • She looks like a nap, has the taste of a siesta, without being a nap, who is she? The parking break! It is a moment when your child lets his vigilance diminish, puts himself in a state of passive awakening, slows down his brain waves, relaxes physically by pressing his head on his arms, without really falling asleep.
  • This break can last from 10 to 20 minutes and renew itself several times during the day. It is common among heavy sleepers who a good night plus a good nap are not quite enough. Ideal for resting the brain and restoring its attention abilities: to use without moderation by your toddler if he needs it.

Isabelle Gravillon

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