Sleep gets sleep…
Appropriate daytime sleep = Consistent nighttime sleep
It is ESSENTIAL to put baby to sleep (for a nap or bedtime) before they become overly tired. This means you must pay attention to the amount of total awake time (EAT + PLAY).
Keeping baby awake for too long in a cycle will negatively affect the nap, where they will likely wake early or struggle to go down to sleep.
Letting a baby fall asleep while eating or putting a baby back to sleep too soon is also detrimental to good sleep.
TOTAL DAYTIME SLEEP
Cumulative time spent sleeping for a day must be taken into consideration
(If your baby sleeps too much during the day, they will only be able to sleep a certain amount of hours at night based on their age and individual needs.)