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How do you stop a 30 minute nap?

The answer depends on if your baby *should* be sleeping longer. If your baby should be sleeping longer but you have to wake them for some reason, then wake them like an alarm clock by gently rubbing their belly and waking them up. Their body will interpret this wake approach as a random event, and won't re-program their body clock to always wake at that time.

Otherwise, if your baby should be waking up at that time (say you got a late start to a nap and now letting that nap go any later will impact bedtime), then we want your baby's body to remember to be awake at that time. In this case, you want their body to wake naturally with what we call "The Ninja Wake." You want to creep into the room (like a ninja) and open the blinds, turn on the lights and turn off your sound machine. These elements should be what wakes your baby so that their body clock remembers the wake and will continue to wake at that time.

Not sure of your schedule yet? The Lovebug app tells you when to start and end naps for babies over 4 months. Under 4 months, babies do not have set start and end times and should follow wake windows. You can get our wake window tracker in our Schedule plan.

What is the Lovebug App?

Our sleep training app is unique to your baby, and unique to you. It doesn't matter whether your baby is an infant or a toddler. It doesn't matter if you want to use the Ferber Method, Attachment Style Parenting or Sleep Train in a weekend.
It's time to take out the guesswork of baby sleep.
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First, you log.

When you log your baby’s activity, we keep track of over 40 metrics. Together, these metrics provide clues to underlying issues.

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Then, we analyze.

Our science-backed algorithm reviews your baby’s metrics, and identifies the causes behind sleepless nights and short naps.

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Finally… solutions!

The next morning, you will get an expert-led sleep lesson and sleep schedule that matches your current issues. Each day is unique, like you are.

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Just getting started with sleep training & coaching?

Take our quiz to find out how Lovebug gives you personalized sleep support.

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How does your parenting style define you?

A+ Planner

The sleep gods are definitely in your favor. You are smart, grounded, and don't want to be taken by surprise when it comes to your baby's sleep (or lack there of)!

You will shine in this first year of parenthood with a tool that gives you a solid sleep plan to execute, guiding you to great sleep from the newborn phase to the toddler years.

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Rock Star

The sleep gods honor those who are prepared! And, you have impressed them! Your logical, practical, and systematic approach to your baby's sleep since early on will definitely pay off.

You'll flourish with a solution that helps you keep your baby sleeping well through all of the regressions, transitions, and baby sleep curve balls thrown at you in the first years of life.

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Free Spirit

The sleep gods know that you don't stress when things don't go exactly as planned! You are spontaneous, playful, and likely love a good nap on the go!

You'll thrive with a flexible solution that will guide you in the moment. One that will adapt and adjust to you, your baby, & your parenting style.

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Warrior

The sleep gods acknowledge your strength and willingness to do anything for your baby! You wear your heart on your sleeve. You are a loyal, protective, determined, and steadfast parent.

You will thrive when given open communication to a live sleep consultant trained in all sleep methods, and a personalized plan that honors your needs and parenting style.

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