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Did You Know That Infants Can Only Handle About Two Hours of Wakefulness?

Monday, February 10th, 2020

It’s true! Infants can only handle about two hours of wakefulness. Parents should watch baby for signals of tiredness and put the baby down to sleep as soon as possible when observed. A baby who is encouraged to stay awake when their little body is craving sleep is typically unhappy. Once baby becomes overtired, he will become over-stimulated and find it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Look for signals from your baby indicating he is tired. Put him down with the Baby NapCap at that moment before he gets overtired. It may mean that NapCap goes on in the middle of visiting a friend or halfway through a meal at a restaurant. That is when NapCap comes to the rescue and will block out the light and distractions so babies can fall asleep in places other than their own cribs. Sometime you will just find you are in an environment that is more challenging than the baby’s own bedroom and you need that extra aid….NapCap!
Some of the signs your baby will give you when he is tired and wants to go to sleep are: yawning, rubbing eyes, fussing, looking vacant/glazed, quieting down, lull in activity, disconnect from people and toys, head drooping and mouth making a sucking motion. Be alert for the signs and follow the baby’s request for sleep by putting on NapCap! You will be amazed how, in just a short time, baby will know that NapCap is the “time to sleep” cue!