The best time for your baby to take a nap
The baby’s sleep cycle is controlled by the brain, and nap is part of the natural sleep cycle. With age, the baby's nap time will change and the time will gradually shorten. How long is the baby's nap time?
In fact, it's not that the more sleep the baby has, the more energetic the baby, the better the intellectual development. The baby should not take a long nap, because too long will make it difficult to sleep at night. Mothers should pay attention to controlling the baby's sleep time, so that the baby can fully rest and grow up healthily. For example, when the baby is 2-3 months old, the mother lets the baby take a nap for 5 hours; when the baby is 4-6 months old, the mother lets the baby take a nap for 3 hours; at 1 year old, the mother lets the baby take a nap for 2 hours; 2-3 years old At time, the mother let the baby take a nap for 1 hour; if it is above 3, the baby’s nap time is the same as that of an adult, about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
When the baby is taking a nap, the mother should pay attention to the indoor temperature so that the baby can easily fall asleep at a suitable temperature. A room temperature of 24-25 degrees is the best, and the baby will feel refreshed. On the contrary, the hot environment will make the baby uncomfortable, sweating frequently, and waking up constantly. In addition to paying attention to the indoor temperature, mother must also ensure that the room is quiet. When the mother walks around, she should move gently and speak quietly. It is best to turn down the volume of the TV or the computer to avoid disturbing the baby. The baby sleeps well and naturally sleeps for a long time. After the baby is fully rested, the mother wakes up the baby at an appropriate time, so that the baby develops a good siesta habit.
Is the baby taking too long a nap?
The smaller the baby, the greater the need for sleep and the longer the nap time, but the nap time is too long, which is also harmful to the baby's body. What impact does the baby’s nap time have on the body?
1. The influence grows taller
The baby has a sufficient nap, the adrenal hormone secretion in the body is normal, and the growth hormone secretion of the ptosis is normal, and the growth and development are naturally good. If the baby takes a long nap and sleep quality is poor, the adrenaline secretion in the body will be abnormal, and the growth hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain will also be inhibited. The secretion of growth hormone is small, and the baby is easy to grow up.
2. Heart involvement
Babies who do not take a nap are more prone to fatigue than those who take a good nap, which is also a manifestation of the baby's heart involvement. Physical fatigue will make your baby feel irritable and lose appetite. For babies who do not take a nap, heart involvement is particularly obvious.
3. Limb fatigue
The baby’s nap time is too long, and the limbs are prone to fatigue after waking up, because sleeping will relax the baby’s muscles. If the body is inactive for too long, the baby's muscles are loose and the blood is not smooth. When he wakes up, he will feel weak in his legs and weak in his body.
4. Lead to precocious puberty
Energetic babies don't like to take a nap. After forming a habit, the baby is even more reluctant to fall asleep in an excited state at noon. When they grow up, they secrete more sex hormones in their bodies than babies who love naps, and they are more likely to cause precocious puberty.