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Little Giraffe NapSack

The Little Giraffe NapSack makes for sweet sleep. Credit: Little Giraffe Nap time is happy time -- but when you're away from home, it can be difficult to get your little one to sleep. But you can rest assured: Little Giraffe's sweet ...This super-soft pillow and blanket can be easily toted for naps on the go.

Eco-Friendly Mats Make Nap Time Healthier

Cotton beats vinyl every time. Credit: SewnNatural
Say no to PVC, phthalates and any other nasty toxins that may be lurking in your child's vinyl or polyester nap mat. SewnNatural carries a full line of eco-friendly nap mats that are perfect...

How to Set a Nap-Time Routine

Rubbing eyes? Time for a nap. Credit: jamiesdesigns, Flickr
Figuring out your baby needs more sleep can be a humiliating experience, as anyone with a screaming child in the grocery store or on an airplane can attest. Coming up with a nap time rou...

Sleep on This: Smarter Babies Take Naps, Study Shows

Want your baby to be an egghead? Make sure the kid gets a nap. Credit: 1happysnapper, Flickr
Parents around the world rejoice -- you have yet another reason to love nap time. A new study shows that kids who sleep during the day develop advanced...

Halloween tips, woobies, and kindergarten naps - Links we love

Kids are expensive enough, find out how to entertain them for free. -- AlphaMom Election 08 -- are you still undecided? Find out which candidate has the better health plan for your kids. -- Babble Jada Pinkett Smith talks about raising emotionally he...

DailyDish - White noise is magic

Do you put your baby to bed, only to have her wake with a start when you step on a squeaky floorboard? Here's a tip for you....

Do you nap on vacation?

I've had a bit of a cold or something the whole time we've been up here by Lake Tahoe and yesterday, it kinda caught up with me. We put the kids down for a nap and I decided to lie down for just a bit. I told Rachel I was only going to rest for half ...

I miss naps

I miss sleep. Sleep used to be my best friend, always there for me when I needed it, always just around the corner waiting for me. Then of course I had a baby. All the things they tell you about sleep--basically its disappearance--ring true loud ...

Taking a baby to a wedding

I'm so very excited. Earlier this year I received an invitation to a friend's wedding, and now that day is upon us. A week from now me, my husband, and, yes, my son, will all be piling into a rental car and heading somewhere in upstate New York to...

Afternoon naps harmful for children?

Researchers who apparently have nothing better to do have been studying the napping habits of children and have declared that the afternoon snooze can be harmful to them. One study involved 27 pre-school children and some puzzles. Researchers found t...

Letting go of a golden part of babyhood: the nap

My two year-old son, Devon, is developing and growing by leaps and bounds every single day. Most of the time I welcome the growth, it is such an honor to witness. But one of the changes I have long dreaded is finally here: the disappearance of the na...

Nap time secrets

Nolan has never been much of a sleeper, and though I'd love to moan about that endlessly, I've lucked out in so many other facets (eating, temperament) that I just usually nod mutely when other Moms discuss their babies naps. I was eavesdropping on a...

Is napping good for moms

Sometimes the first thought on my mind when I open my eyes in the morning is, "I can't wait until the next time I can go back to sleep." This train of thought has nothing to do with a depression or distaste for life, but rather the fact that I just d...

Moving to one nap

Now that Nolan is starting to sleep a little better through the night (knock on wood, pinch salt, pull dog's tail and pray that writing about it will not disrupt it) his nap schedule seems a little thrown. Actually, he never had a nap schedule, per ...

It's all about the schedule

For the past two winters I have worked part time at a ski resort nursery. We get children from all over the nation and quite a few from around the world. With the many different times zones the mothers are often adamant about the sleep schedules of t...

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