Bed/Nap Time

Hi Dr Natalie,

Our 3 month old sometimes gets fussy when going to bed or a nap especially since she recognizes the going to bed curs we've set up. Any suggestions on how to manage this? Also, sometimes for naps she will lay in her crib "talking" to herself ;) and not complain but it will take her longer to fall asleep. Wasn't sure if we should let her be? Thanks!


  • Natalie_Barnett_PhD
    Natalie_Barnett_PhD Member, Nanit Team, Expert

    @SWD Consistency is key! It sounds like you are doing an amazing job of having a naptime and bedtime routine! All the best sleep researchers in the world will tell you that having a consistent bedtime routine is one of the best ways to help your baby sleep. So keep at it!

    Its OK if your baby is a little fussy going down for naps, this is really normal - she's tired! Its also normal for her to be chatting to herself before she goes to sleep!

    You are doing great! That consistent bedtime routine will pay off, just keep doing it!