Monitor Nap Length
A mistimed nap or one that runs too long can throw off your baby’s whole schedule. Yes, they do need to sleep, but you don’t want them to reverse cycle – sleep during the day and stay up all night.
Waking a sleeping baby can be tricky; most of the time it’s just best to let them sleep when they need it so you don’t upset them. But one thing you can control is WHEN they nap.
If you know your little one usually takes a two-hour nap and goes to bed around 8 pm, you don’t want to let them stay up until 4 or 5 before they take their nap. They still need enough time to be awake before they will be ready to sleep again.