It's a pretty universal fact that infants tend to cause sleep problems for their parents. But, unfortunately, babies can also suffer from the aftereffects of too little shut-eye. If your child is sleeping well at night, but still seems groggy, then you may want to keep an eye out for the signs your baby isn't napping enough.
Sure, cranky adults can be difficult to work with, but an overtired infant is a whole other ball game. That's why it's a good idea to recognize the early signs of infant fatigue before they become a huge problem. When the under-one set fails to get enough sleep, the results are not pretty.
That said, how much nap time should your baby get per day? According to What to Expect, babies 6 months and younger nap around three to five hours a day, whereas babies ages 6 months to 1 year may need three to four hours of nap time per day. Granted, this timeline is somewhat flexible, depending on how well your baby sleeps through the night. But in general, babies require a few solid hours of power napping to feel their best. So if your little one starts displaying these signs, it may be time to get some extra daytime shut-eye.