End of the “fourth trimester”

You’re coming to the end of what some refer to as the fourth trimester. Things may begin to look a little different with regard to your baby’s behaviors, routine, and even appearance.

Sleep anticipations

Number of naps:
3 – 4
Nap lengths:
30 minutes – 2 ½ hours
Night wakings:
1 – 2
Night sleep:
9 – 11 hours
Total amount of sleep:
12 – 16 hours


If you’re heading back to work soon you may be stressing about incorporating daycare or a nanny into your life and not having control over naptime. Most daycares have established nap times and number of naps for specific ages. In the United States, 1 in 4 kids are in some form of daycare. Whatever schedule your daycare follows you can still stay consistent with your routine at home. Keep your bedtime the same and if you find your baby comes home tired, you can put them down for a quick cat nap before bedtime. Daycare may actually help to get your little one on a more predictable schedule.

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